Infographic: Ergonomics Everywhere

Posted July 19, 2018 in Safety

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

Posted July 17, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
As the new millennium approached, employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island (BCBSRI) tasked with providing health insurance for others were undergoing the physical stresses of their own office work—mainly carpal tunnel and other repetitive...
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The Stress of Standing Still: Static Loading as an Ergonomic Issue

Posted July 12, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
It’s easy to understand that jobs requiring major bodily movement can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and injury. Pushing, pulling, lifting, and other active tasks put obvious strain on muscles.
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A Primer on Pre-Task Planning

Posted June 26, 2018 in Safety
Contractor Management Process There are many risk management steps that should be completed by “host employers” prior to allowing any contractor to start any project on site. But where does “pre-task planning” fit in to the overall process? What...
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Top Tools for Pre-Task Planning

Posted June 19, 2018 in Safety
Human performance improvement initiatives can systematically reduce human error rates inherent in any project. Considering both general industry and construction industry projects, some performance tools often include “pre-task planning”,...
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Safety Responsibilities on a Multi-Employer Project: Some Examples

Posted June 12, 2018 in OSHA , Workplace Hazards , Safety
In deciding whether to cite an employer for safety violations, OSHA uses a two-step process: What is the status of the employer in the case—Creating, Exposing, Correcting, or Controlling? Given the different responsibilities of each employer...
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What is the “Standard of Reasonable Care” for Safety?

Posted June 07, 2018 in Safety
If you are a Controlling Employer¹ on a multi-employer job, you have general supervisory authority over the entire work site, and power to correct health and safety violations, or require others to correct them. The standard of inspection or...
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eBook: Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning Can Keep Employers and Subcontractors on the Right Side of OSHA

Posted June 05, 2018 in Safety
Subcontracting is delegating. But you can’t delegate all of the safety issues that your subcontractors may face. In fact you, the prime contractor, can be cited by OSHA for safety-related problems and violations that are otherwise totally within...
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eBook: Are They Up to the Job? Pre- and Post-Employment Testing

Posted May 01, 2018 in Employee Testing , Safety
Every employer wants to fit the worker to the job. Where the job has significant physical requirements, the employee’s physical ability to do the work is crucial. Yet too often, employers simply take a look at potential hires and decide on the...
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To Automate or Not to Automate?

Posted April 25, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety

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