Why Safety Is an Everyday Event

Posted October 07, 2016 in Injury Prevention
Every year, thousands attend the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, held this year in Anaheim, Calif. in mid-October. Like other conferences, it’s an opportunity for attendees to learn from one another as well as knowledgeable speakers....
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Why MRIs Shouldn't Be a First Treatment Option

Posted October 05, 2016 in Injury Prevention , MRIs
By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that high-level diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on in the body? Unfortunately, that’s not...
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How Ergonomics Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Workforce

Posted September 12, 2016 in Injury Prevention , Ergonomics
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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4 Ways Poor Ergonomics Leads to Decreased Productivity

Posted September 06, 2016 in Injury Prevention , Ergonomics
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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Injury Prevention & OSHA Reporting Rules

Posted August 09, 2016 in Injury Prevention , OSHA
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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Infographic: Back Pain Strains Employers' Gains

Posted July 20, 2016 in Injury Prevention , Back Pain , Infographic
Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity...
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How Injury Prevention Can Prevent Back Pain

Posted July 18, 2016 in Injury Prevention
Back pain is one of the top reasons that people miss work—and that can lead to lost productivity, lowered employee morale, higher health costs, and more workman's comp claims. But what if you could go back in time and prevent the back issue from...
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Addressing Back Pain in Your Aging Workforce

Posted July 14, 2016 in Injury Prevention
Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity...
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Injury Prevention Stretching – Worth It?

Posted July 08, 2016 in Injury Prevention
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are injuries or dysfunctions affecting muscles, bones, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartliages, etc.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2014 the leading nature of injury or illness was ...
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How Injury Prevention Knocks Out Opioid Abuse

Posted June 28, 2016 in Injury Prevention , Opioid Abuse
Opioids are usually prescribed to control pain, often after an injury or surgery. But easy availability and tolerance development are driving addiction levels so high that the Centers for Disease Control has declared an opioid abuse epidemic.
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