Improved Ergonomics through Smart Interior Design

Originally posted on Jun 01, 2022. Written by Erin Fogarty, RID, NCIDQ, LEED AP A researcher’s workspace and work environment can positively, or negatively, affect their personal well-being. In turn, the research they collect can be inadvertently corrupted or inaccurate if fatigue or distraction is present. Protecting researchers and staff from injuries and stress caused Read more about Improved Ergonomics through Smart Interior Design[…]

Laboratory Ergonomics

Laboratory Ergonomics Laboratories provide many opportunities for ergonomic stressors to manifest into injuries or repetitive stress disorders. Major ergonomic issues in the laboratory setting includes static and/or awkward postures and repetitive motions. Use this page to learn a bit more about how to mitigate these stressors. General Tips If you stand at your workstation, wear Read more about Laboratory Ergonomics[…]

Insurers Cite Top Factors for Controlling Health Plan Costs

Originally posted December 7, 2021. Written by Stephen Miller, CEBS Three-quarters of health insurers say that managing a health plan’s network of care providers is critical to controlling rising medical costs. The finding is from consultancy Willis Towers Watson’s 2022 Global Medical Trends Survey, conducted from July through September 2021 among 209 leading insurers globally. The Read more about Insurers Cite Top Factors for Controlling Health Plan Costs[…]

Hybrid Work Maturity Study: Executive Summary

How ready is your organization for hybrid work? According to IDC’s Hybrid Work Maturity Study conducted with Cisco, 45% of business and technology leaders say remote and hybrid work models will be an embedded part of accepted work practices moving forward and 93% are planning to maintain or increase spending in this area for 2022. Workplace Read more about Hybrid Work Maturity Study: Executive Summary[…]

How to Use Ergonomic Assessments to Avoid Common Ergonomic Risks

Written by Kevin Lombardo. Originally Posted on March 30, 2022. The ergonomic assessment remains a critical part of every safety leader’s toolkit when it comes to creating safe workplaces and preventing work-related injuries like MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders). Ergonomic risk is hidden in all corners of the workplace, from offices and home workstations to manufacturing floors, Read more about How to Use Ergonomic Assessments to Avoid Common Ergonomic Risks[…]

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[…]

The Upender, Improving Worker Safety

Originally posted March 1, 2021. Written by Uni-Craft Corp. – Ergonomic Solutions The Upender is an ergonomic “lifting aid” that helps prevent worker injuries, lowering the cost of claims and downtime. Ergonomic solutions in the workplace are necessary. We are aware that the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, reported that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted Read more about The Upender, Improving Worker Safety[…]

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[…]

Efficient packing is forward facing packing

Packing stations must meet the demands of labor shortages, faster pacing and more demanding customers. Here’s how they do it. Written by Amanda Loudin. Originally posted on September 8, 2021 As it looked back over its lost-time claims from a two-year period, a national outdoors apparel retailer came to an eye-opening conclusion: a full 70% of Read more about Efficient packing is forward facing packing[…]

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[…]