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Does Body Mechanics Training Really Prevent Back Injuries?

- October 2, 2019 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Manual materials handling is the risk exposure responsible for the highest share of claims costs among ICW policyholders. Historically, many employers have turned to body mechanics training to reduce injury frequency. What these employers don’t know is that study after …  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 site. With so many people working in …  Read more …

Stability Balls Belong in the Gym, Not the Workplace

- September 20, 2016 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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The Swiss ball, stability ball or yoga ball has been introduced as an ergonomic alternative to workstation chairs.  Proponents of the fad claim the balls increase abdominal muscle activation—thus increasing core strength—while on the job. While this may be true, …  Read more …