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February 2017

Safety Sound Off Podcast – Contact Stress

- February 24, 2017 by Giovanni Tejada (View all posts by Giovanni)
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In this edition of Safety Sound off, Andy and Gio discuss another ergonomic concern – contact stress . If you’re looking for practical solutions and ways to minimize ergonomic injuries,  you’ve come to the right place. Click below to listen. For more …  Read more …

Don’t be Caught in a Pinch – Grip!

- February 21, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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We take so many things for granted each day. However, the ability to grasp and handle objects is something we rarely ever consider. We hardly take the time to think about how we are gripping an object. Until one day, …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off Podcast – High-Hand Arm Vibration Using Electrical Tools

- February 17, 2017 by Giovanni Tejada (View all posts by Giovanni)
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In this edition of Safety Sound off, Andy and Gio discuss high-hand arm vibration using electrical tools. If you’re looking for practical solutions and ways to minimize ergonomic injuries, you’ve come to the right place. Click below to listen. For more ergonomic …  Read more …

Put Some Backbone into Your Safe Lifting Program: The Value of a Safety Lifting Policy

- February 9, 2017 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics report that back injuries account for more than 40% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Back injuries are also some of the costliest types of claims accounting for significant increases in workers’ compensation premiums …  Read more …

Not so Good Vibrations: Reducing Your Risk of Developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

- February 7, 2017 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Vibration is an oft forgotten ergonomic risk factor, but one that should not be ignored. Repeated exposure can lead to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a painful and costly injury to joints, muscles nerves and blood vessels. Vibration exposure is found …  Read more …

Contact Stress: What It Is and What Can You Do About It

- February 3, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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There is one type of stress that many employers may not even think about in their workplace – contact stress. This type of stress needs to be addressed as part of your overall safety program to keep workers’ healthy and …  Read more …