Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

Written by Linda Miller. Originally posted on July 12, 2021 Adjusting the workplace to meet diverse needs post pandemic The growing number of vaccinated Canadians is generating much excitement, especially because it might mean getting back to normal. But when that happens, will everyone go back to the office? In the last year, with millions Read more about Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return[…]

How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower

Written by Tanya Albert Henry. Originally posted on August 16, 2021 Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tasks Read more about How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower[…]

Ergonomics, on or off the truck

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on June 11, 2021 Today’s lift trucks and standup orderpickers are designed with ergonomics in mind, but new types of wearables are another means of reducing strains and risk of injury for operators. Plenty of features make operating a lift truck easier and more comfortable, but when operators are off their trucks Read more about Ergonomics, on or off the truck[…]

Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics

Written by Paul Bergeron. Originally posted on May 19, 2021 Many HR teams recognize the mental and physical toll that working from home has taken on employees. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and now a raft of physical ailments from poor ergonomics have led to exploding health care costs for some. Those physical problems are expected to escalate Read more about Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics[…]

Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries

Written by Mary Ellen McCandless. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Workers in logistics facilities, such as parcel distribution centers, lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 747 airplane over five workdays, on average, from carrying packages, crates, and other objects on the job, according to a new study. The study found that a high Read more about Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries[…]

97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study

Written by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Originally  posted on April 19, 2021. Residents…their exposure to the contortions of the OR is limited, so they wouldn’t have musculoskeletal (MSP) pain, right? Read on. Inspired by his own real-life musculoskeletal travails during residency, an orthopedic surgeon, Kade McQuivey, M.D. of Mayo Clinic, set out to investigate MSP Read more about 97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study[…]

New safety app helps miners identify hazards

Written by Zach Mentz. Originally posted on April 08, 2021. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) unveiled an app for mine workers and mine safety health professionals to track safety hazards in real time. Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards Read more about New safety app helps miners identify hazards[…]

Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel

Written by Robert Preidt. Originally posted on April 08, 2021 THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that shows carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t strike just office workers, researchers report that people who work in construction or manufacturing have a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome than those with desk jobs. Why the Read more about Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel[…]

Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters

Photo: Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Originally Posted on February 19, 2021 Waterloo, Ontario — A Canadian safety group has added three posters – focused on reducing the risk of MSD injuries in the knees, shoulders and lower back – to its musculoskeletal injury prevention resource library. The Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Read more about Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters[…]

49er Industry Chat Speaker

At the invitation of the Office of Alumni Engagement at CSU Long Beach, Joanette hosted a 49er Industry Chat via Zoom on Thursday March 18th. This was a 45-minute live webinar, where distinguished alumni shared their professional journey and offer advice to students and alumni interested in entering the same industry. Joanette shared insight on what she’s learned throughout her career, Read more about 49er Industry Chat Speaker[…]