ergonomic injury Articles

  • Technology acceleration and corporate ergonomic policy

    Technology use is best described as 'more and increasing'. The frequency of use is more and increasing. The range of use across diverse platforms is more and increasing. Likewise the attention to the ergonomic challenges presented by this technology acceleration should also be more and increasing. Emerging issues such as 'nomadic workers' and 'blackberry thumb' add to the ergonomic challenge. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is There Such a Thing as Ergonomics for Waste Disposal?

    You bet there is! Ergonomics is all around us, from keyboards that protect our wrists repetitive task injury, to workplace trainers showing staff how to lift heavy items with proper technique. Ergonomics in the workplace is especially important because workers tend to repeat the same actions countless times, day after day. Waste disposal ergonomics can be tricky, and ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Healthy office, happy employees: manage risks today for a better tomorrow

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were almost 400,000 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported in 2011. This accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year. MSDs are ergonomic-related injuries and disorders that affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Most common are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Ergonomics—A fresh look

    While Ergonomics remains an indisputable method of preventing workplace injuries and boosting production, the myths and misconceptions surrounding the “E” word has had a tremendous affect on the integrity of this science. Debunking these misconceptions will give you a clear picture of how ergonomics can indeed be a great asset to your organization.Did you ever notice how the operations folks ...

  • Ergonomics in the Workplace

    Work-related musculosketal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most frequently reported cases of lost or restricted work time and can be significantly reduced by properly fitting a job to a person, also known as the study of ergonomics. Ergonomics involves evaluating the physical aspects of an environment (e.g. workstations) as well as the way in which people work to help prevent MSDs. MSDs, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • How Ergonomics Directs Force

    Muscling an airplane out of a hangar and onto the runway takes a fair amount of physical effort. Exert just a little too much force while your body twists during maneuvering and you could be spending weeks at the chiropractor. ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Preparing your EHS program for the recovering economy

    As 2009 progresses into its second half some are beginning to see a beam of light developing at the end of the tunnel for the economic climate of the corporate world. With budgets tightened and staffs lightened, doing more with less has become a practice that many organizations have been adapting to lately, but when the economy does begin to generate some speed again will things resume back to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Developing an ergonomic program

    Ergonomic issues are found in every aspect of industry. It is one of the more misunderstood topics and often the word alone can cause dollar signs to flash in the eyes of business owners. In reality, a strong Ergonomics program can improve business conditions by increasing efficiency, increasing employee morale and decreasing workplace injuries/illnesses. The key is to look at Ergonomics as less ...

  • How to reduce your risk of ergonomic injuries

    What’s at Stake? One size does not fit all when it comes to work equipment. Whenever a worker has to modify or adjust them self to perform a work task, the “mis”fit causes stress and strain on the body. What’s the Danger? If the task needs to be performed only occasionally, it doesn’t typically become a problem. But the strain ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Case study: ergonomic assessments for a multinational pharmaceutical client

    The Challenge: Client needed to conduct an ergonomic survey of all workstations at their facility to ensure that they complied with legislative requirements, and wanted to avoid a ‘tick box’ exercise to merely comply. The corporate manager had a template for ergonomic assessments that she wished to ensure was up to date and could be rolled out to other sites ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • 6 Ways to engage employees in office ergonomics

    When trying to keep office employees comfortable and productive at work, one of the biggest challenges is getting them to change the behaviors that contribute to discomfort and injury. The best way to make these important changes is to ensure that employees are actively engaged and participating in ergonomics efforts. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Insights from a successful ergonomics program

    Every year, professionals across industries gather at the National Ergonomics Conference and Expo to share experiences, challenges, and best practices for building a successful ergonomics program. In an opening ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Safety corner - Ergonomic considerations for the wastewater treatment plant

    If you have ever had your golf swing assessed or changed the height on your desk chair, you have had an ergonomic experience. Ergonomics is an assessment of work spaces to reduce physical injury produced by repetitive job requirements. Ergonomics considerations cross every work type, from golf pros to lab technicians. Review of body mechanics while performing a job, with options of change to ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Does your organization have a strong safety culture?

    Your safety culture reflects your organizations collective response to workplace safety and is evident in shared beliefs, behaviours and values your employees exhibit surrounding safety. A solid safety culture is a good indicator that your workplace injury prevention programs are hitting home with your employees, and while this at times can be difficult to measure, Mark Middlesworth, founder of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What Every Property Manager Needs to Know About Dumpsters

    Whether you take out the trash yourself or manage a large janitorial team, the property manager’s job includes making sure that waste gets disposed of responsibly and safely. The unwieldy weight of dumpsters creates a perfect storm of physical labor that often leads to serious injuries. Ergonomic solutions exist to ease this burden. ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • 3 Hotkey capabilities your next ergonomic solution should have

    The personal computer might be the most important productivity tool of our time, but that productivity can come at a cost to organizations that require their workforces to use a computer for increasingly long hours. Extended computer work is associated with various types of musculoskeletal discomfort that can lead to reduced productivity, reduced work quality, absenteeism, and in severe ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • How to Select Electric Reach Forklift

    It is important to choose the right electric reach forklift for your business. It affects everything from operating costs, productivity, employee morale and inventory management. There are a variety of electric forklifts designed for specific work. So how do you know what type of business you need?   Several important factors need to be considered when you are choosing a suitable ...

  • Ergonomics: A Winning Formula For Improved Quality, Safety And Production

    International Products Corporation (IPC) recently upgraded their manufacturing facility with the installation of a 20-liter liquid filling line that not only provides for a quicker, more efficient manufacturing process but also provides ergonomic benefits for workers. The new station was engineered, manufactured and installed by Inline Filling Systems. ...

  • The culture of denial, workplace injuries and lessons learned

    Try to imagine this workplace injury scenario: A construction worker is seriously hurt on the job. It’s a very minor injury. Years later, under similar circumstances, a worker is killed from a similar incident. Why didn’t the company learn from the first incident? Recent research in the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 6 Commonly Overlooked EHS Risks for Lower-Risk Facilities—And How to Address Them

    EHS managers of lower-risk facilities understand that, while compliance is a must, their highest priority is ensuring employees work in a safe, comfortable and protected environment. But as companies focus their attention on expanding locally and globally, some EHS risks can be unknown or overlooked. In our experience working with lower-risk facilities—work that has led to the development ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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