Although diagnostic technology like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has come a long way in the past few decades, there are still no perfect devices or techniques that come with 100 percent accuracy.
Wouldn’t it be nice if medical imaging (MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays, etc) could tell us exactly what was wrong and why we are in pain or what the treatment plan should be to have a quick fix? That would be great. But often, that is not the case. Consider something as simple as a picture of a telephone.
By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that high-level diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on
in the body? Unfortunately, that’s not always true.Learn why by downloading the report below.
By the time you're experiencing widespread absenteeism and workplace injuries, it's likely that poor ergonomics have been plaguing your operation for a while.
Fortunately, it’s possible to pick up on some early signs of trouble:
As a term, “ergonomics” is about studying human abilities, and applying it to improve people’s interaction, well-being and efficiency with products, systems and environments. But as a concept, it covers much more than that.
Within work environments, there are a number of common positions which can lead to strain or injury. Some of the problems we see on a regular basis can be easily prevented by keeping an eye on these easily preventable positions.
When many people consider ergonomics, they tend to think about immediate effects on an individual. For example, a warehouse employee lifting a heavy box might twist incorrectly, creating a sudden injury.
New federal requirements helping prevent workplace injuries and illnesses were released on August 10, 2016.