Fit For Work Blog

Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

eBook: Injury Prevention and the Older Worker

The Aging Workforce: A Silver Lining For Employers

Early Intervention to Boost Retention

Infographic: Ready, Set, Retain

Training Camps: Acclimating New Employees to Your Atmosphere

eBook: The Impact of Training and Safety Programs on Employee Retention

Infographic: A Tale of Two Injuries

Pain Science & Onsite Early Intervention

How Can the Same Injury Have Two Very Different Outcomes?

eBook: Pain at Work: Why the Best Safety Professionals Address Pain Perceptions to Lower Injury Rates

Which Jobs to Prioritize in a Job Safety Analysis

How JSAs/JHAs Help You Meet Your Responsibilities 
Under OSHA

Infographic: Safety First: Stay Ahead of the Curve with Job Safety Analyses

Just What Are Job Hazards?

4 Key Steps of a Job Safety Analysis

eBook: The Job Safety Analysis: A Responsibility with Hidden Benefits

When to Record Employee Injuries or Illnesses That 
Progress Over Time

Prompt Reporting of Injury and Illness: A Win-Win Formula

Infographic: Guide to Preparing for an OSHA Inspection

What is a High-Risk Industry?

OSHA Proposes Record Keeping Rule

eBook: OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

EEOC Guidelines for the Use of Medical Examinations with Existing Employees

Infographic: Physical Ability Testing: Do's & Don'ts

What Does the EEOC Say About Job Analysis?

The Foundational Piece of EEOC—Compliant Post-Offer Employment Testing

What is "Disparate Impact?"

eBook: EEOC Compliance: Guide to Fairness in Physical Ability Testing

Ergonomics and the Human Result

The Dangers of Repetitive Tasks in Non-Manufacturing Environments

Infographic: Ergonomics Everywhere

An Ergonomic Success Story in the Health Insurance Industry: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

The Stress of Standing Still: Static Loading as an Ergonomic Issue

eBook: Beyond Manufacturing: Ergonomics is for Every Industry

A Primer on Pre-Task Planning

Infographic: Do You Know Who's Responsible

Top Tools for Pre-Task Planning

Safety Responsibilities on a Multi-Employer Project: Some Examples

What is the “Standard of Reasonable Care” for Safety?

eBook: Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning Can Keep Employers and Subcontractors on the Right Side of OSHA

Components of a Pre-Employment Post-Offer Comprehensive Employment Test

Is Employment Testing Legal?

What Happens in a Pre-Employment Test?

Infographic: Testing for the Right Fit

Testing Saves Big Bucks: A Case Study from the Show Me State

eBook: Are They Up to the Job? Pre- and Post-Employment Testing

To Automate or Not to Automate?

Manual Material Handling: Why Do We Still Do Things the Way We Did 20, 30, 40+ Years Ago?

To Push or To Pull—That Is the Question

Infographic: The Dangers of Improper Manual Material Handling

Five Not-So-Obvious Manual Material Handling Ergonomic Problems

eBook: Manual Material Handling Best Practices

Implementing Automation to Improve Employee Outcomes

Failure to Consider the Human Will Result in Failure of the Human

A Key Goal of Ergonomics is to Reduce WMSDs. What Are They?

Infographic: Making Lean More Human

Case Study: How a Simple Ergonomic Solution Saved a Plant $24K a Year

eBook: Lean Manufacturing and Ergonomics: Why They Belong Together

What Will You Have to Do to Comply with OSHA’s New Beryllium Limits?

Infographic: Be Aware, Protect Your Employees from Beryllium Exposure 

Assessment Options for Beryllium Exposure

Is Your Industry Affected by OSHA’s New Rules on Exposure to Beryllium?

Beryllium Record Retention

eBook: What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Beryllium Exposure Standards

Essential Features for Environment, Health and Safety Management Software

OSHA Issues New Silica Rules

Best Practices for Risk Ranking

Infographic: 4 Step Plan for Simplifying Your Risk Scoring Process

Risk Ranking and Planned Metrics: How Can They Work for Your Organization?

eBook: Simplifying the Scoring Process

eBook: Early Intervention Is Prevention

Infographic: The Timeline of Early Intervention

Early Intervention: Choose a Comprehensive Program to Simplify Your Life

Onsite Early Intervention: How to Deliver a 50% Reduction in Injuries to Your Team

Ergonomic Insights: Functional Ergonomics

Infographic: The Four Ws of Employee Training

Lead or Be Lead. Are Your Supervisors Resourceful When It Comes to Safety?

Is Your Employee Training Solving Real Ergo Problems?

Why Ineffective Training Is Expensive Training

What Does the Future Hold for OSHA-Compliant Employee Safety Training?

The Power of Color Selection in the Work Environment

Working at the Appropriate Work Surface Height

Infographic: Understanding Ergonomics

From Non-Systems Based to Macroergonomics: Getting to Results

Viewing Ergonomics as a Complete System

From Non-Systems Based to Macroergonomics: A Case Study

4 Steps for Developing a Rockstar Workplace Safety Team

Infographic: Improve Workplace Safety With On-the-Spot Corrective Actions

Top Tips for Creating Your Safety Incentive Program

7 Steps to a Successful Safety Incentive Program

Building an Effective Safety Incentive Program

Getting the Right Behavior for the Rewards

To Push or to Pull? That is the Question...

Infographic: The Building Blocks of a Successful Ergonomics Program

4 Ways to Make Your Ergonomics Program a Success

The Benefits of Participatory Ergonomics

6 Tips for Building a Participatory Ergonomics Program

What Is a Macroergonomics Approach?

Infographic: Win the LOTO

OSHA is Working to End Traumatic Injuries in the Workplace

Protecting People and the Bottom Line with Lockout/tagout Training

OSHA Delays Electronic Recordkeeping Data Reporting Date

The Basics of Lockout/Tagout

FMCSA Electronic Data Logging Update

Ergonomic Risk Factors: None is Better Than One...or Two...or Three...or...

Ergonomics: Fact vs. Fiction

Infographic: The 5 Most Common Ergonomic Risk Factors

3 Additional Ways Ergonomics Boosts the Bottom Line

Ergo Doesn't Have to Be a 4 Letter Word

Disrupting the Status Quo of Risk Management at RIMS 2017

Infographic: How Do Musculoskeletal Injuries Strain the Bottom Line?

Avoiding the Walking Dead of Stretching Programs

What You Need to Know About Stretching Programs

OSHA Update: Volk's Rule Overturned

Do Stretching Programs Work?

What Are the 3 Leading Indicators of Musculoskeletal Disorders?

4 Strategies for Establishing Effective Stretching Programs

The Relationship Between the Physical Demands Analysis and Ergonomics

OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping

New Federal Budget Would Eliminate Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

Infographic: The Importance of Hiring Capable Workers

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about the Physical Demands Analysis

Physical Demands Analysis & Post-Offer Testing

Is Job-Specific Post-Offer Employment Testing Needed Within My Organization?

Understanding Ergonomics in Your Work Environment

Infographic: Ergonomic Assessment Tools for Your Workforce

Get to know Fit For Work's Director of Ergonomics, Dr. James Rethaber

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Color-Coded Ergonomic Risk Assessments?

Ergonomic Risk Assessments in the Manufacturing Environment

How to Use your Leadership Skills to Create a Safer Workplace

Seven Tips and Tricks from the Revised ANSI Lockout-tagout Standard

Infographic: The True Costs of Occupational Safety

What Impact Will the Trump Administration Have on OSHA Enforcement?

How Trump Administration Changes May Affect Safety Compliance Agenda

Tips to Avoid Common OSHA Violations

What You Need to Know About Your Company’s Medical Provider

The Amazing Story of Wrinkles on the Inside

OSHA Update: Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment

Why Perception Matters When Dealing With Injury

How Much Does Mindset Matter?

The Danger of False Perception and Medical Treatment

Tips to Minimize Slips, Trips, and Falls

OSHA Top 10 Safety Compliance Standards

Infographic: Adding Up the Real Costs of Slips, Trips & Falls

Make Slip-and-Fall Prevention a Top Priority

Are You a Bull, a Gambler, or an Ostrich?

How to Communicate with Employees About Hazards

Infographic: Demystifying the Process: The Consequences of Unnecessary MRI Testing

When Should You Get a Second Medical Opinion?

A Single Image In Time: What Are You Missing?

The Grand Illusion: Things Are Not Always as They Appear

Why Safety Is an Everyday Event

Why MRIs Shouldn't Be a First Treatment Option

Early Symptoms of Poor Ergonomics

How Ergonomics Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Workforce

Infographic: Common Awkward Positions Leading to Strain and Injury

4 Ways Poor Ergonomics Leads to Decreased Productivity

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

The Dangers of Injury-Reporting Retaliation

What You Need to Know About Changing OSHA Requirements

Injury Prevention & OSHA Reporting Rules

Spinal Fusions Don't Work

Is There a Back Pain Epidemic?

I Heard a Pop

Infographic: Back Pain Strains Employers' Gains

How Injury Prevention Can Prevent Back Pain

Addressing Back Pain in Your Aging Workforce

Injury Prevention Stretching – Worth It?

How Injury Prevention Knocks Out Opioid Abuse

Infographic: The Price of Pain - Opioid Abuse Costs Employers More Than You Think

Opioid Abuse: A Sprain Can Cause More Damage than You Think

How Opioid Use Turns to Abuse

The Opioid Epidemic: Will It hit your Workplace?

Ouch! My Back Hurts!: Favorable Natural Course of Low Back Pain

Fully Insured vs. Self Insured: Myths about paying for prevention

Wrinkles on the Inside

Perception Matters