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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.