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[…]

Proven Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Safety Engagement and Costs

Written by Christopher Goulart, Senior Consultant- Casualty Risk Control at Aon Risk Solutions. Originally posted on March 11, 2020. Photo credit: iStock As manufacturers focus on managing controllable expenses and preventing losses in all aspects of their operations, effective safety processes and programs can have a significant positive impact. Notably, they can reduce workplace injuries, workers’ compensation costs Read more about Proven Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Safety Engagement and Costs[…]

5 Ergonomics Tips to Help You Avoid Fatigue and Burnout at Work

Written by Pete Haglund, Client Success Manager at Selene Marketing. Posted February 7, 2020 We’ve all experienced some office-furniture-related pain while working long hours at a desk. But it’s tempting to ignore the daily aches and pains when you’re just plain busy. Whether you’re a wellness professional in charge of helping others stay healthy or simply a victim Read more about 5 Ergonomics Tips to Help You Avoid Fatigue and Burnout at Work[…]

The 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference!

The 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference! Looking forward to attending the 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Louisville! This is always a great meeting, with high quality educational sessions, and the Ergo Cup competition! Two good keynotes and lots of good lectures lined up. And Louisville! I might get to see some family….

On the clock: How to design a thoroughly modern workplace

Written By Hannah Hickok. Posted November 21, 2019. Photo by Nikolaj Thaning Rentzmann The gig economy is only expanding: Freelancers currently make up about a third of the American workforce and are projected to comprise half by 2027, a trend that’s mirrored in the growing contract workforce across the globe. With fewer people tied to Read more about On the clock: How to design a thoroughly modern workplace[…]

‘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[…]

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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[…]

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![…]