“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

“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”

“The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries – Accidents Cost More Than People Realize!”

The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries – An infographic by the team at SafetyVideos.com

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”

“Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators”

The National Safety Council, Campbell Institute performed a survey and study called "Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators" The information for the report was obtained from EHS & Safety Managers from across the country. The report is an excellent compilation of the survey and the findings are intriguing. You can download a copy of … Continue reading “Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators”

“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”

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”

“2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Releases 2014 Workplace Safety Index 10 leading causes of injury result in nearly $60 billion in total workers compensation costs January 14, 2015 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has released its 2014 Workplace Safety Index, which ranks the 10 leading … Continue reading “2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

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”

The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries – Accidents Cost More Than People Realize!

The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries - An infographic by the team at SafetyVideos.com

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 Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions - the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and horrifying. Many hazards are created by moving machine parts. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from preventable injuries. The following standards have been established to ensure the safety of machine operators and other employees … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems and tendonitis account for nearly 70 million doctor office visits in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In addition, MSD’s lead to employee absences, lost productivity, and increased health care, disability and worker’s compensation costs. Knowledge of … Continue reading Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

The True Cost Of A Work Related Injury

The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries - An infographic by the team at SafetyVideos.com