Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

Written by Linda Miller. Originally posted on July 12, 2021 Adjusting the workplace to meet diverse needs post pandemic The growing number of vaccinated Canadians is generating much excitement, especially because it might mean getting back to normal. But when that happens, will everyone go back to the office? In the last year, with millions Read more about Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return[…]

How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower

Written by Tanya Albert Henry. Originally posted on August 16, 2021 Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tasks Read more about How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower[…]

Ergonomics, on or off the truck

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on June 11, 2021 Today’s lift trucks and standup orderpickers are designed with ergonomics in mind, but new types of wearables are another means of reducing strains and risk of injury for operators. Plenty of features make operating a lift truck easier and more comfortable, but when operators are off their trucks Read more about Ergonomics, on or off the truck[…]

97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study

Written by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Originally  posted on April 19, 2021. Residents…their exposure to the contortions of the OR is limited, so they wouldn’t have musculoskeletal (MSP) pain, right? Read on. Inspired by his own real-life musculoskeletal travails during residency, an orthopedic surgeon, Kade McQuivey, M.D. of Mayo Clinic, set out to investigate MSP Read more about 97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study[…]

New safety app helps miners identify hazards

Written by Zach Mentz. Originally posted on April 08, 2021. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) unveiled an app for mine workers and mine safety health professionals to track safety hazards in real time. Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards Read more about New safety app helps miners identify hazards[…]

Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel

Written by Robert Preidt. Originally posted on April 08, 2021 THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that shows carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t strike just office workers, researchers report that people who work in construction or manufacturing have a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome than those with desk jobs. Why the Read more about Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel[…]

49er Industry Chat Speaker

At the invitation of the Office of Alumni Engagement at CSU Long Beach, Joanette hosted a 49er Industry Chat via Zoom on Thursday March 18th. This was a 45-minute live webinar, where distinguished alumni shared their professional journey and offer advice to students and alumni interested in entering the same industry. Joanette shared insight on what she’s learned throughout her career, Read more about 49er Industry Chat Speaker[…]

Ergonomics on the shop floor

    Photo Id: 31914199 Originally posted on October 01, 2020 Performing vehicle service can be physically demanding, especially when working with tires. Many older technicians can tell you that the years of heavy lifting, bending and strain can take its toll on one’s physical health over time. To minimize the likelihood of injury and Read more about Ergonomics on the shop floor[…]

Notes of discomfort: Study keys in on trends in marching band members’ pain

Photo by Zachary C.Person, OSU Written by Steve Lundeberg. Originally posted on February 08, 2021 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marching band members in leadership roles are more likely to feel discomfort in the neck and upper back than their less experienced bandmates, who in turn are more susceptible to left-hand pain and cognitive strain, a new Read more about Notes of discomfort: Study keys in on trends in marching band members’ pain[…]

What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm

Written by Grace Connatser. Originally Posted on December 10, 2020 With women now making up 36% of total producers in the US, it’s important to consider extra precautions and prevention strategies to keep women safe in an industry that was largely built for men. Charlotte Halverson, a registered nurse and clinical director for the AgriSafe Network, Read more about What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm[…]