Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety

Written by Rebecca Lee. Originally posted on February 17, 2020. I don’t have to tell you that worker safety is a big deal—like a $161.5 billion big deal (the total cost of worker injuries, according to recent available data). Or, another way to look at it is $1,100 per worker or $39,000 per medically consulted injury. Read more about Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety[…]

Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design

Originally posted on June 5th, 2020. Intensive and repeated operations using a mechanical instrument without a good ergonomic design can result in prolonged stress that can lead to a number of muscular problems, known collectively as RSI (repetitive strain injuries). At particular risk are the muscles in the neck area, shoulders, arms and thumbs. Therefore Read more about Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design[…]

10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020

Written by Steve Ludwig. Originally posted on May 8, 2020. It’s a new decade (depending on whether you believe the decade begins with year zero or year 1), but manufacturing safety challenges keep expanding: digital transformation, fewer available workers, globalization, and how to manage safety and security risks among them. We’re living in an era Read more about 10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020[…]

Ergonomics in the Lab

Written by Vince McLeod. Originally posted on December 1, 2019. Carpal tunnel is a term that strikes fear into everyone that uses a computer, and we all know how much computers are used in laboratories and research in general. Everything from data entry to notation and protocol documentation to grant, article, and proposal writing is digital Read more about Ergonomics in the Lab[…]

Rate of work-related MSDs in construction dips as median DAFW climbs:report

Photo: Center for Construction Research and Training Posted November 6, 2019 Silver Spring, MD- The rate of nonfatal, work-related musculoskeletal disorders requiring days away from work in the construction industry has continued to decline, while the median DAFW for such injuries remains on the rise, according to a recent report from the Center for Construction Research and Read more about Rate of work-related MSDs in construction dips as median DAFW climbs:report[…]

Safer Patient Handling: Stat!

Written by Frank Long, MS. Posted October 10, 2019 Healthcare jobs are dangerous. Maybe not as dangerous as bullfighting or lion taming but certainly right up there with anyone who works with chainsaws or roller skates. The risk of worker injury in the healthcare space is ubiquitous and hovers in places one might think unlikely. Read more about Safer Patient Handling: Stat![…]

Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester

October 22, 2019: The Radio City Rockettes rehearse for the Christmas Spectacular at the St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. (Photo: Carl Scheffel, Carl Scheffel/MSG Photos) Written by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy. Posted Nov. 26, 2019, Edited Nov. 29, 2019 On a Monday afternoon, just days before opening night, Emily King, 22, a Radio Read more about Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester[…]

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Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler

Ergonomic upgrades are becoming a vital part of many workplaces, and assembly workstations can be especially challenging. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ergonomic issues cost U.S. companies upwards of $54 billion annually, and they account for one-third of workplace absences. Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading manufacturer of laboratory technology, recently Read more about Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler[…]

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Ways to Improve Your Office Safety

Ways to Improve Your Office Safety By Raul Chacon May 14, 2019 Injuries and Illness, Personnel Safety Although office and administrative work is largely considered low risk, that shouldn’t make office safety any less of a priority. Office workers can still be exposed to preventable hazards that could cause an injury or illness. Workplace injuries and illnesses can Read more about Ways to Improve Your Office Safety[…]

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Study explores link between farm machinery vibration and workers’ back pain

March 21, 2019 Iowa City, IA — A NIOSH-funded study of farm machinery found that the machine operators experienced whole-body vibration at levels that reached the European Union’s “action level” for exposure limit within two hours of operation on nearly 30 percent of the equipment tested. Examining vibrations levels on 112 pieces of machinery – Read more about Study explores link between farm machinery vibration and workers’ back pain[…]