“Ford Assembly Line Workers Try Out Exoskeleton Vest To Ergonomically Enhance Work” #Exoskeleton #Ergonomics

The EksoVest is designed to reduce worker fatigue and injuries due to overhead assembly tasks. “Built tough”: That’s the slogan used in ads for Ford trucks, which are shown hauling massive loads, towing equipment, and roaring across rugged terrain. But the workers who assemble those trucks in Ford’s manufacturing plants are subject to human frailties. … Continue reading “Ford Assembly Line Workers Try Out Exoskeleton Vest To Ergonomically Enhance Work” #Exoskeleton #Ergonomics

9 Ways to Save Your Body From Lasting Effects of Hard/Manual Labor

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This article was written by Mikaela Delia at Atlantic Training Good 'ol fashion manual labor can certainly be tough on the body of the working man (and woman!). In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research States that "The rate at which health deteriorates with age is faster in manual occupations than in non-manual occupations. For … Continue reading 9 Ways to Save Your Body From Lasting Effects of Hard/Manual Labor

“OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present, And Future”

Ergonomics is the study of work. From an OSHA perspective, it is the process of designing the job to fit the employee, rather than forcing the employee’s body to fit the job. This process may include modifying tasks, the work environment, and equipment to meet the specific needs of an employee to alleviate physical stress … Continue reading “OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present, And Future”

Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Your digital communication devices aren’t just reliable for killing time on the bus—they’re also great for prematurely aging you and breaking all kinds of things in your body. Or at least, that’s what some experts are saying. According to ergonomics professionals cited in this New York Times article, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are all … Continue reading Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

“Does Your Facility Have An Effective Safety Culture? Is Safety Truly A Priority?

One way to improve the effectiveness of your safety process is to change the way it is measured. Measurement is an important part of any management process and forms the basis for continuous improvement. Measuring safety performance is no different and effectively doing so will compound the success of your improvement efforts. Finding the perfect … Continue reading “Does Your Facility Have An Effective Safety Culture? Is Safety Truly A Priority?

“New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

Of all public sector and private US businesses, roughly 3.7 million workers are injured per year. Businesses spend $170 billion per year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses (according to OSHA) – and these findings provide critical insight on how the numbers add up. The nature of employee injuries in the modern workplace … Continue reading “New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

“Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace” & “Workplace Ergonomics Video”

 By: James Anderson Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These occupational injuries often mean repeated surgery, intractable pain, inability to work, time off for the affected employee and ultimately, higher costs for the employer. Factors such as work … Continue reading “Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace” & “Workplace Ergonomics Video”

Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Your digital communication devices aren’t just reliable for killing time on the bus—they’re also great for prematurely aging you and breaking all kinds of things in your body. Or at least, that’s what some experts are saying. According to ergonomics professionals cited in this New York Times article, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are all … Continue reading Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

“Top 10 Safety Apps For EHS Professionals”

Paul Colangelo, National Compliance Director for "ClickSafety" evaluated more than 150 Environmental Health and Safety apps available on a number of platforms in order to determine which ones were most valuable to workers. Colangelo had a number of factors he took into account, including: cost, size of the app, content, design, subscription model, registration requirements, … Continue reading “Top 10 Safety Apps For EHS Professionals”

Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Your digital communication devices aren’t just reliable for killing time on the bus—they’re also great for prematurely aging you and breaking all kinds of things in your body. Or at least, that’s what some experts are saying. According to ergonomics professionals cited in this New York Times article, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are all … Continue reading Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Warehouse Safety – “The Dangers of Modern Warehouses & How to Prevent Them”

The modern warehouse can be a dangerous work environment. There are fatalities along with general injuries from workplace accidents in warehouses related to forklifts, docks and conveyors. With over seven thousand operational warehouses employing more than 145,000 workers warehouse safety videos and plans for prevention can help businesses save costs on Workers Compensation claims and … Continue reading Warehouse Safety – “The Dangers of Modern Warehouses & How to Prevent Them”

Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace & Industrial Ergonomics Video

 By: James Anderson Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These occupational injuries often mean repeated surgery, intractable pain, inability to work, time off for the affected employee and ultimately, higher costs for the employer.Factors such as work surfaces at … Continue reading Four Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace & Industrial Ergonomics Video

Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

A Lot Has Changed Since 1979!! Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate for private industry as a … Continue reading OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Info-graphic Courtesy of Vivid Learning Systems® OSHA - Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendinitis Rotator cuff injuries (a shoulder problem) Epicondylitis (an elbow problem) Trigger finger Muscle strains and low back injuries Existing Guidelines OSHA Ergonomics Program Management Guidelines for Meatpacking Plants. OSHA, (1993). Beverage … Continue reading Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”

This free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices makes it easier than ever to use the NIOSH Lifting Equation to analyze the safety of lifting tasks. Just enter your lift data and let LiftRight perform the calculations for you.   Illustrated measurement guide helps you measure accurately Calculates multipliers, recommended weight limit (RWL) and … Continue reading Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”