Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.

Written by Sarah Gibbens. Originally posted on April 30, 2020. Distracting, intrusive, and now a potential health hazard. The list of grievances against crowded open office floor plans is mounting, and as state officials mull how to safely reopen offices shuttered by the coronavirus, some people are wondering whether the design is on its way out Read more about Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.[…]

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[…]

Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Work

Written by Anand Subramanian, Brandy Farris Miller, Jeffrey Fernandez. Originally posted on April 1, 2020. Photo credit: Dreamstime.com, ID 88803054 The world has moved to a reality where many people are working from home and social distancing measures require a new normal.  This means more and more people are working at a location other than Read more about Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Work[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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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[…]