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Ergonomics: Fact vs. Fiction

Published May 22, 2017 1:20:38 PM posted in Ergonomics

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While working with clients in various industries, and attending/presenting at ergonomics-related conferences, I encounter many interesting conversations and discussions about fact vs. fiction or “ergo myths.”

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Infographic: The 5 Most Common Ergonomic Risk Factors

Published May 18, 2017 12:46:46 PM posted in Ergonomics, Infographic, MSDs

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A question often asked is, “What are ergonomic risk factors and which ones are worse than the others?” The answer to that question is not as straightforward as it may seem. 

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3 Additional Ways Ergonomics Boosts the Bottom Line

Published May 16, 2017 2:13:29 PM posted in Ergonomics

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Ergo Doesn't Have to Be a 4 Letter Word

Published May 11, 2017 1:02:19 PM posted in Ergonomics

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Ergonomics sometimes gets a bad reputation for being viewed as a “fuzzy” science, or as a psychology-related performance issue; or as a health and safety issue instead of an engineering one (or vice versa). However, in terms of benefitting overall productivity, quality control, and employee presenteeism, “ergo” doesn’t have to be a four-letter word.

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Disrupting the Status Quo of Risk Management at RIMS 2017

Published May 5, 2017 11:45:00 AM posted in Injury Prevention, Injury Reporting, Safety, Risk Management

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Attendees of this past April’s 2017 RIMS Annual Conference and Expo in Philadelphia were greeted with the motto, “Disrupt the Status Quo!” The three-day workshop was designed for risk managers seeking to understand the value that a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) program can add to their organizations. 

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Infographic: How Do Musculoskeletal Injuries Strain the Bottom Line?

Published Apr 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Ergonomics, Infographic, MSDs

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Days away from work, direct costs, indirect costs, and annual treatments of musculoskeletal injuries add up, costing your business time and money. 

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Avoiding the Walking Dead of Stretching Programs

Published Apr 24, 2017 1:40:06 PM posted in stretching

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In some of our previous posts, we talked about the lack of evidence that stretching programs alone produce desired results. (NOTE: If you are only seeing a reduction of 5-10%, we would caution against attributing those results to a cause and effect situation unless it’s across a very large sample size).

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What You Need to Know About Stretching Programs

Published Apr 17, 2017 12:41:00 PM posted in Injury Prevention, stretching

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We get asked a lot about whether or not stretching programs work. To best answer this, we must dig into two key areas of knowledge: peer reviewed research and our in-the-field experience in injury prevention.

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OSHA Update: Volk's Rule Overturned

Published Apr 14, 2017 11:52:01 AM posted in OSHA

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Last week, President Donald Trump signed the measure to overturn the Volk's Rule. This controversial U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule obligates employers to keep injury and illness records for five years.  

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Do Stretching Programs Work?

Published Apr 12, 2017 1:03:37 PM posted in Injury Prevention

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Establishing a dynamic stretching program as part of a multifactor approach to ergonomics and health programs helps prevent and decrease injuries and accidents in the workplace, conserves resources, and increases the bottom line. Download the eBook to learn how a multifactor stretching program approach can aid injury prevention and promote best practices. 


 

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