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

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Ergo Doesn't Have to Be a 4 Letter Word

Posted May 11, 2017 in Ergonomics
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...
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Infographic: How Do Musculoskeletal Injuries Strain the Bottom Line?

Posted April 26, 2017 in Ergonomics , Infographic , MSDs
 Days away from work, direct costs, indirect costs, and annual treatments of musculoskeletal injuries add up, costing your business time and money. 
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4 Strategies for Establishing Effective Stretching Programs

Posted April 05, 2017 in Ergonomics , stretching
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related injury today, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “More than 600,000 workers have MSDs, resulting in days away from work each year,” cites a U.S. News Health and...
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The Relationship Between the Physical Demands Analysis and Ergonomics

Posted March 22, 2017 in Ergonomics , Physical Demands Analysis
One of the frequently asked questions received involves the relationship between the Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) and ergonomics. Some organizations believe that the PDAs will benefit their organization, while others believe an ergonomics...
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Understanding Ergonomics in Your Work Environment

Posted February 27, 2017 in Ergonomics

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Infographic: Ergonomic Assessment Tools for Your Workforce

Posted February 23, 2017 in Ergonomics , Infographic

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

Posted February 21, 2017 in Ergonomics
Dr. James Rethaber, Ph.D., CPE, is currently the Director of Ergonomics at Fit For Work, LLC. Dr. Rethaber has worked in the fields of orthopedic sports medicine, biomechanics, and ergonomics for over 15 years. He is responsible for analyzing...
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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Color-Coded Ergonomic Risk Assessments?

Posted February 16, 2017 in Ergonomics
Many ergonomic risk assessment tools employ a scoring approach to categorize jobs or job processes, such as “Green,” “Yellow,” or “Red” jobs. Green denotes little to no risk, yellow a moderate risk, and red identifies a high-risk job or process....
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Ergonomic Risk Assessments in the Manufacturing Environment

Posted February 14, 2017 in Ergonomics
According to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, non-fatal, serious, work-related injuries totaled $60 billion in direct U.S. worker’s compensation costs. Learn how to decrease these costs and injuries by taking a proactive approach...
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Early Symptoms of Poor Ergonomics

Posted September 20, 2016 in Ergonomics
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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