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Having an Impact with Ergonomics

- May 11, 2019 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Recently, a colleague asked me what safety topic I am most passionate about and without hesitation I answered ergonomics. Applying ergonomic training and controls can provide a unique opportunity to see an immediate and tangible impact on an individual’s well-being; …  Read more …

Office Ergonomics – Don’t Just Sit There

- January 4, 2019 by Jason Rozar (View all posts by Jason)
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Movement invigorates the mind, leads to higher productivity, reduces back pain and increases your energy levels. It also helps the blood circulate oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. Some studies have shown that lack of movement throughout the day may …  Read more …

Ergonomic Risk for Housekeepers

- July 12, 2018 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Housekeepers are exposed to a variety of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders. This blog will review common exposures and controls for reducing the risk of injury. Awkward Postures Housekeepers may be exposed to awkward postures like stooping and extended reaching while …  Read more …

Reducing Material Handling Claims in the Workplace

- October 18, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Do you know what the leading cause of workers compensation claims is each year and one of the most costly? Injuries related to manual material handling and strains and sprains. In fact, manual material handling injuries account for nearly one-third …  Read more …

The Benefits of Stretching

- July 21, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Have you ever noticed that just before babies go to sleep, they often stretch? They do a full body—hands reaching as far as they can, toes pointed—all out stretch. Or perhaps you noticed that when animals get up they often stretch? Where did …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off – Success Stories from the Field

- July 19, 2017 by Giovanni Tejada (View all posts by Giovanni)
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In this edition of Safety Sound Off, Gio and Andy share success stories from the field.  Andy takes a moment to explain what characteristics a safety manager should have and discusses a new safety manager coming on-board at a workplace. …  Read more …