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![…]

5 steps to prevent physician ergonomic injuries in your organization

To improve the health care work environment, Dr. Welsh (pictured above) shared how to correct ergonomic stress during an OMSS education session held during the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Written by Sara Berg, Senior News Writer, American Medical Association, AUG 20, 2019 A growing problem in health care, particularly with physicians, is ergonomic injury—and Read more about 5 steps to prevent physician ergonomic injuries in your organization[…]

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Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics

Through these best practices, manufacturing organizations can significantly change the reduction and mitigation of MSDs, improve health outcomes, reduce costs and increase productivity. Dr. Raffi Terzian, M.D., MPH | Aug 21, 2019 Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among all Americans; however, employees in manufacturing settings are especially vulnerable to developing these injuries due to a number of Read more about Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics[…]

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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[…]