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Ergonomic Risk for Housekeepers

- July 12, 2018 by Brian Piñon (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 …

Safety Sound Off Podcast – Laptop Ergonomics

- March 8, 2017 by Giovanni Tejada (View all posts by Giovanni)
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              In the modern business world, people are not always working in the comfort of an office. Oftentimes they are on the road, at a coffee shop, with a customer, or at a job …  Read more …

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 …