FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO DISNEYLAND, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALUMNA SHARES CAREER OF CALCULATED RISKS

Written by Jordan Gibler. Originally Posted on April 25, 2022. For over 30 years, Joanette Lima Nativo has been redefining how businesses and industries imagine workplace safety. Blazing trails in the nascent field of ergonomics, her career has led from the assembly lines of heavy industry to the myriad magical environments of Disneyland Parks and Read more about FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO DISNEYLAND, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALUMNA SHARES CAREER OF CALCULATED RISKS[…]

How Ergonomic Tools Can Benefit Home Gardeners

Originally posted: June 21, 2021 Gardening is a rewarding activity that has been found to provide a host of benefits beyond ensuring readily available access to fresh fruits, vegetables and awe-inspiring blooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many gardening tasks qualify as light to moderate exercise, which means raking the leaves and Read more about How Ergonomic Tools Can Benefit Home Gardeners[…]

The Time to Combat Radiologic Technologist Burnout is Now

Originally posted April 7, 2021. Written by Rob Fabrizio. Four ways imaging vendors can help. Heavy lifting, repetitive motions, long hours, skittish patients and demanding physicians. These are just a few of the many challenges radiologic technologists (rad techs) contend with every day. The job is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. It’s no surprise, then, Read more about The Time to Combat Radiologic Technologist Burnout is Now[…]

How Ola Strandberg redefined electric guitar ergonomics for a new generation

The guitars built by .strandberg may look unconventional, but they’re designed to be more ergonomic and playable than guitars of the past, says founder Ola Strandberg. Image credit: .strandberg Originally posted February 3, 2022. Written by Jamie Dickson For many people, Sweden is the home of thoughtful, elegant design. From vintage Saab cars to furniture Read more about How Ola Strandberg redefined electric guitar ergonomics for a new generation[…]

How to design an office space that people want to come back to

Originally posted October 19, 2021. Published in: Workspace Revolution Your office design showcases and influences your company’s two biggest assets: your property and your people. As companies begin to invite employees back to their offices since the pandemic, the question lingers: how do you create a space that employees want to come back to? After over a Read more about How to design an office space that people want to come back to[…]

Reduce the risk of back injuries

Originally posted August 29, 2021. What’s one way workers can cut their risk of a back injury in half? “Store it off the floor,” the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries says. Safety pros and supervisors, you can help reduce the risk. During your next safety talk, Washington L&I recommends asking workers: What are Read more about Reduce the risk of back injuries[…]

Employee Wellness in the Era of Hybrid Work: Ergonomics, Mental Health, and Self-Care

Written by Kevin Lombardo. Originally posted on November 8, 2021 From factory floors and warehouses to offices and homes across the country, the nature of work has evolved significantly in the last couple of years. Research conducted by DORN Companies indicates that employers are noticing impacts in the overall health, safety, and wellness of their Read more about Employee Wellness in the Era of Hybrid Work: Ergonomics, Mental Health, and Self-Care[…]

Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on October 5, 2021 The move toward automation doesn’t mean a decline in demand for materials handling carts and the casters and wheels found on them. Far from it. In multiple ways, the automation trend is pulling the market for carts and casters right along with it, increasing demand for carts Read more about Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation[…]

Increased cognitive demands offset low-back exoskeleton advantages, research finds

Written by Alleynah Cofas, Texas A&M University. Originally posted on October 28, 2021 In manufacturing, work-related lower-back injuries from lifting and handling heavy objects account for approximately $100 billion in medical bills annually in the United States, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although novel ergonomic interventions such as industrial exoskeletons have Read more about Increased cognitive demands offset low-back exoskeleton advantages, research finds[…]

Forklift operator comfort is essential

Written by MHW Magazine. Originally posted on September 4, 2021 A forklift operator’s office is the truck’s cabin so it’s essential that every aspect of the cab’s design is considered if the operator is going to be kept comfortable and productive throughout the working day, says Toyota Material Handling UK’s Gary Ison Sitting comfortably Ergonomics Read more about Forklift operator comfort is essential[…]