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![…]

‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries

By John Leo Post on Sep 27, 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday might still be a couple of months away, but shipping and retail companies are already starting to prepare for the influx of orders and deliveries that they will fulfill this holiday shopping season. Companies like UPS, Target and Amazon have announced their Read more about ‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries[…]

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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How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness

Do you want to be warm or cold? Is it time to stand rather than sit? An interdisciplinary team — made up of designers and USC professors — is using AI to create tech-savvy desks with health and well-being in mind BY Jamie Wetherbe APRIL 25, 2019 Statistics show that if you’re reading this at work, Read more about How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness[…]

UTEP Study to Target Work-Related Injuries

Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of public health sciences at UTEP, has received a grant to identify strategies to prevent upper extremity disorders in the workplace, such as tennis elbow, which occur when tendons degenerate or wear out from long-term overuse. Funded by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Ibarra-Mejia will Read more about UTEP Study to Target Work-Related Injuries[…]

New DOL BLS data is out!

The US Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data from 2017 on November 8, 2018.  It is always interesting to me that the data regarding musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) doesn’t really change that much from year to year.  Once again in this data set, median days away from work (a key measure Read more about New DOL BLS data is out![…]

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[…]