Building a Better Handle: How a Simple Ergonomic Solution Reduced MSDs

When it comes to designing production processes, engineers are key players. But if they focus on tools, machines, materials, and calculations alone, without considering the human factor, the results may only see success in the short-term due to...
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Human-Centric Design: Adjustability is the Key

It’s no secret that humans are all shapes and sizes. All you have to do to see these different sizes is look around you while you are at work, the grocery store, the airport, a sporting event, etc. How do we account for these different sizes of...
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Worth It: Making the Financial Case for Ergonomics

You’re convinced that you need to add ergonomics to your strategies for improving workplace processes and procedures. That is, you believe in a careful analysis of the ways your employees interact with the other elements of the system in your...
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The Benefits of Creating an Age-Friendly Workplace

The American workforce is aging, as workers live longer and postpone retirement. In the face of these demographic facts, the concept of the “age-friendly workplace” is emerging from academic research into implementation.1
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Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

The fact that our workforce is aging1 has been viewed with alarm in some quarters—but a realistic assessment accentuates the positive. On the Society for Human Resource Management web site, Dana Wilkie points out that older workers, blue-collar...
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The Aging Workforce: A Silver Lining For Employers

It’s no secret the workforce is aging at a rapid pace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 1 in 4 of the 164 million labor force will be 55 and older by 2024. There are many reasons for this changing demographic including lower...
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Early Intervention to Boost Retention

Every employer wants a healthy, injury-free work force to get the job done. Safety is crucial here.
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Infographic: A Tale of Two Injuries

Posted December 18, 2018 in Infographic , Safety , Perception Matters , Early Intervention
It might surprise you to know that the way pain actually works is not widely understood and that the worker’s perception of a threat is what dictates the intensity of their pain experience. 
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eBook: Early Intervention Is Prevention

Posted December 28, 2017 in Safety , Early Intervention
Early Intervention (EI) is a powerful tool that leads to a significant reduction in the number of workplace injuries. A comprehensive Onsite Early Intervention program should go well beyond a symptom-response process. It needs to provide...
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Infographic: The Timeline of Early Intervention

Posted December 14, 2017 in Early Intervention
Early Intervention is a powerful tool that leads to a significant reduction in the number of workplace injuries. It’s a deliberate process where companies across the spectrum of size and industry can proactively engage with employees who have...
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