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Early Symptoms of Poor Ergonomics

Published Sep 20, 2016 12:46:17 PM posted in Ergonomics

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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:

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How Ergonomics Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Workforce

Published Sep 12, 2016 3:30:40 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Ergonomics

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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.

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Infographic: Common Awkward Positions Leading to Strain and Injury

Published Sep 9, 2016 4:07:14 PM posted in Ergonomics

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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.

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4 Ways Poor Ergonomics Leads to Decreased Productivity

Published Sep 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Ergonomics

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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. 

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Infographic: How Will OSHA's Updates Change Safety Reporting?

Published Aug 24, 2016 1:45:10 PM posted in OSHA

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New federal requirements helping prevent workplace injuries and illnesses were released on August 10, 2016. 

Download our printable infographic chart to find out what this means for you. 

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The Dangers of Injury-Reporting Retaliation

Published Aug 18, 2016 11:45:01 AM posted in Injury Reporting, OSHA

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What You Need to Know About Changing OSHA Requirements

Published Aug 15, 2016 12:13:41 PM

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For those businesses still wedded to paper-and-pen processes, get ready for a new wave of technological evolution. Big changes are coming to the OSHA reporting process, will your business
be ready? 

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Injury Prevention & OSHA Reporting Rules

Published Aug 9, 2016 11:30:50 AM posted in Injury Prevention, OSHA

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Recently, OSHA noted that electronic reporting will be mandatory for many companies next year, and that employers will be expected to file regular reports instead of providing information upon request.

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Spinal Fusions Don't Work

Published Aug 1, 2016 2:22:17 PM posted in Back Pain

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A spinal fusion is a surgery to permanently join together two or more vertebrae in the spine so there is no movement between them using bone from another area of the body or metal implants. Spinal fusions are based on a belief that continued movement at that joint level is what is creating the pain. Each year, there are nearly 100,000 spinal fusions performed in the U.S. But they are almost always ineffective for chronic low back pain and carry the very real risk of death and disability. This is a concerning problem1. Research does not show a distinct difference between a spinal fusion and a rehabilitation treatment for low back pain.

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Is There a Back Pain Epidemic?

Published Jul 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM posted in Back Pain

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Back pain has become so prevalent that it's unlikely that even small-business employers are unaffected at this point.

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