ergonomic injury Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Watch your back

    Incidents involving material handling and ergonomics are some of the more common types of injuries we see at home and at work. As CH2M focuses our attention on reducing material handling and ergonomics risks and hazards this month, we invite you to join us. Our goal always is to maintain a safe work environment for our employees, clients and partners. To achieve it, we all need to work together. ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Safer drum handling with morse drum lifters from interstate products

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions offers a wide variety of Morse Drum Lifters that are designed for safer handling of large steel, plastic and fiber containment drums. IPI’s expanded selection of drum lifter hoist attachment options are designed for material handling safety ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • EHS today 2009 national safety survey results are in

    EHS Today Magazine’s 2009 National Safety Survey was recently conducted with nearly 1000 industry professionals taking part and providing some qualified insight on the topics of EHS programs, work environments, targeted injuries/illnesses, management support, job duties, OSHA performance and more. The results of the survey are discussed in a recent article entitled “National Safety Survey: Can We ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By 3E Company

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

    I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only 6 years old, but in terms of technology and capability it already feels like an antique. One observation that stands out is the amazing pace of change in car safety. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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