The Psychology of Injury - Wearable Technology in the Workplace

Posted August 19, 2019 in Injury Prevention , Safety , Wearables
There is no shortage of new technologies flooding the occupational health and safety market. Several of these devices are meant to measure, provide feedback and ultimately “correct” poor or “dangerous” movements of a worker while he or she...
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Industrial Exoskeletons Reduce Workplace Injury: Truth or Myth?

Posted August 12, 2019 in Injury Prevention , Safety , Wearables
As technology continues to progress over the next decade, more exoskeletons (wearable devices that work in tandem with the worker) will continue to emerge in the market for industries including warehousing, automotive, construction, aerospace,...
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Employers: How to Appropriately Implement Ergonomic Risk Assessments to Expand Your Hiring Pool

Employers throughout the country are ceaselessly seeking the highest quality talent. But sometimes, due to certain essential job functions and the physical demands associated with such, finding a qualitative pool of candidates that can meet them...
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Physical Demands Analysis: Essential for Improving Work Culture

If you are an employer that is wanting to increase your hiring pool to fulfill the high physical demands of a job position with employees that better align with your workplace culture, our experts at Fit For Work suggest the implementation of a...
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How Employers Can Leverage the Benefits of Post-Employment Testing

Posted June 25, 2019 in Injury Prevention , Injury Reporting , OSHA
At Fit For Work, we recommend that employment testing continue even after an applicant is hired as a) a means of assessing the physical abilities of current workers for transfers/promotions and b) as a proactive measure in response to reported...
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Pre-Employment Testing: Pre-Offer vs Post-Offer

Posted June 11, 2019 in Injury Prevention , Injury Reporting , OSHA
Pre-employment testing helps employers identify the most qualified applicants for a given job. On average, employers that perform pre-employment testing experience a 50% reduction in work injuries in the first year of testing, proving the value...
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Questions to Consider Before Employers Make the VPP Commitment

Posted May 29, 2019 in Injury Prevention , Injury Reporting , OSHA
Before making the commitment to a VPP or SHARP plan, decision makers within a plant operation need to consider the following questions:
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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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Infographic: Ergonomics for Everyone: Designing with Every Employee in Mind

Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and day-to-day tasks occurring on the job. 
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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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