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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[…]

Ergonomics major concern for firefighters, EMTs, NIOSH says

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and firefighters experience musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at five times the rate of most workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said in a summary of research priorities for the public safety sector. EMTs and paramedics have rate of 184 work-related MSDs per 10,000 full-time workers. The overall rate Read more about Ergonomics major concern for firefighters, EMTs, NIOSH says[…]

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Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards

The four finalists for the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards are the Francis Manufacturing Company, J&R Farms, TERYDON Inc., and Yoder Drilling & Geothermal Inc Feb 22, 2019 The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced the four finalists for its 2019 Safety Innovation Awards. The Safety Innovation Awards program recognizes employers for commitment to workplace safety and Read more about Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards[…]

Ergonomically designed tools that replace manual tools and increase production times!

This clip shows ergonomically designed, air powered, cutting and crimping tools that replace manual tools that cause strain and injury such as carpal tunnel and tendinitis due to repetition. They drastically increase production times and improve consistency.  

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![…]