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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[…]

Solutions to Control Hazards

Solutions to Control Hazards Many industries have successfully implemented ergonomic solutions in their facilities as a way to address their workers’ MSD injury risks. These interventions have included modifying existing equipment, making changes in work practices and purchasing new tools or other devices to assist in the production process. Making these changes has reduced physical Read more about Solutions to Control Hazards[…]

Deck the Halls- Ergonomically!

The holidays should be joyful, not painful. We’ve compiled some helpful ergonomics tips to prevent musculoskeletal injuries as you prepare for the holiday season. Shoveling Snow Shoveling snow can be a dangerous task: if not done properly, it can cause serious back injury including strains, sprains, and even slipped discs. According to the American Academy Read more about Deck the Halls- Ergonomically![…]

Keep ergonomics in mind at work

    Are you lifting objects correctly? If not, you could be at risk for an ergonomics-related injury, such as a sprain or strain, back injury, or repetitive-motion injury. For proper lifting, follow these tips: Warm up and stretch before lifting an object. Ensure your back is straight when lifting and bend your knees. Never Read more about Keep ergonomics in mind at work[…]