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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[…]

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![…]

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[…]

Ergonomics for the Eyes: Simple Adjustments to Your Office Environment Can Help Reduce Visual Fatigue

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips for avoiding dry, strained eyes  Long touted as good for backs and necks, proper desk ergonomics are also important for the health and comfort of the eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is offering tips to desk workers everywhere whose eyes may need relief from too much screen time. Many people Read more about Ergonomics for the Eyes: Simple Adjustments to Your Office Environment Can Help Reduce Visual Fatigue[…]

Keep ergonomics in mind at work

    Are you lifting objects correctly? If not, you could be at risk for an ergonomics-related injury, such as a sprain or strain, back injury, or repetitive-motion injury. For proper lifting, follow these tips: Warm up and stretch before lifting an object. Ensure your back is straight when lifting and bend your knees. Never Read more about Keep ergonomics in mind at work[…]