Biomechanical Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders: What’s New?
As a practicing certified professional ergonomist (CPE), one of my main jobs is to talk with safety professionals and engineers about the workplace risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal disorders.
How to Implement Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention Best Practices
Learn how to implement musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention best practices. There is no merit in…Continue Reading
What is the Best Way to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders?
Learn how to comprehensive MSD prevention process leads to smarter and safer work performance.
RVNAhealth: How to create a comfortable, pain-free workspace
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that a third of all workplace injuries and illnesses are due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs include injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strains, and neck and lower back pain Workplace ergonomics was born of the need to reduce injuries, including those that can happen sitting right in front of your computer! With recent measures requiring all non-essential employees…
Workplace Ergonomics: How to avoid shoulder, neck and back pain
Musculoskeletal disorders are caused when the body is exposed to repetitive tasks and awkward positions.
The Secret Identity of OSH
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Food Processing Ergonomics 101
Reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorder injuries in your food processing facility with this comprehensive guide.
My Back Doesn’t Hurt. Why Should I See a Chiropractor?
Think chiropractors are only useful for treating back pain? Think again. Chiropractors are capable of treating and preventing a wide range of conditions, some of which we’re going to discuss in today’s blog post. Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – injuries involving the ligaments, tendons, joints, spine, neck and supporting structures – are responsible …
72 Hours In Osh, Kyrgyzstan: A Destination Guide
Visiting Osh, Kyrgyzstan? Here's my insider's destination guide to the sights, the culture, where to stay, and what to eat during your trip.
Ergonomics in the Workplace Safety Tip
In honor of Safety Week 2017, Troy Porter discusses how ergonomics can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on the job site.
5 Tips for an Ergonomic Workspace
When you think about calling in sick to work, typically a cold or the flu may come to mind. But the fastest-growing category of workplace injury—and a major cause of time off work—is something called a Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD).
How Sensors are Changing the Way We Deliver Physiotherapy
An interview with Sandrine Ortega from SWORD Health, at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, discussing the greatest barriers to physiotherapy in the UK, and how SWORD Phoenix is improving patient outcomes for musculoskeletal disorders.
Musculoskeletal Disorders: What are they costing you?
Musculoskeletal Disorders might seem like trivial conditions, but OSHA knows exactly how damaging they can be over time. It’s not a matter ‘if’ they’ll cost you and your employees, but when and how much.
Why Do I Feel a Warm Sensation in My Thigh?
A warm sensation in the thigh may be caused due to a pinched nerve or a musculoskeletal disorder in the lower back, pelvis, hip, or thigh. This blog reviews a few potential causes of warmth in the thigh region.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES OF MSDs?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MSDs? Workers suffering from MSDs (Musculoskeletal disorders) experience less strength for gripping and less range of motion. In extreme cases, a person may experience loss…
How is Your Posture? October is National Ergonomics Month
National Ergonomics Month is an opportunity to check our work activities to assess our risk of injury and musculoskeletal disorders. According to OSHA, properly fitting workplace conditions result in higher productivity, fewer injuries, and greater...
How to Survive a North Carolina Department of Labor OSH Investigation
Introduction Your business may be subject to an investigation by the North Carolina Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division ("OSH") at ...
New Study: Alexander Technique Lessons Reduce Knee Pain and Co-Contraction in Subjects with Knee...
A new study on the Alexander Technique and knee pain was published last month in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 21 subjects with knee osteoarthritis were each given 20 Alexander Technique (AT) lessons. After their lessons, they not only reported a 50% reduction in pain, but showed signif
How to Use Ergonomics in the Workplace for Maximum Health Benefits
Most of us tend to position ourselves in a way that makes us feel most comfortable because what feels best must be best, right? Well, this is not true—failing to take ergonomic precautions when it comes to sitting for a long period of time can result in several musculoskeletal disorders and seriously impact our health.
The Truths and Myths about Office Ergonomics |
Over the past three decades, we saw the importance of office ergonomics steadily growing as a wealth of validated scientific research linked musculoskeletal disorders to work. Nowadays, most facility managers are aware of the very real and expensive risks associated … Continue reading →