Ergonomics


News & Articles

  • WorkSafeBC Schedules Ergonomics Forum

    Presentations at the free Oct. 11 forum will cover musculoskeletal injury assessment tools, office ergonomics, mobile office/vehicle ergonomics, fatigue risk management, and more.

  • NSC Congress & Expo Heads to Houston

    More than 14,000 safety professionals are expected to attend this year's NSC Congress & Expo, being held in Houston from Oct. 20 through 26.

  • $500,000 Fine Issued in UK Ergonomics Case

    "This was a case of the company completely failing to grasp the importance of HAVS health surveillance," HSE Inspector Janet Hensey said. "“If they had understood why health surveillance was necessary, it would have ensured that it had the right systems in place to monitor workers' health and the employees' condition would not have been allowed to develop to a severe and life-altering stage."

  • Oregon OSHA Announces Cannabis Safety Forum

    The Sept. 18-19 forum, which is titled "Safety and Health in the Cannabis Industry: From Seed to Shatter," is part of the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

  • Preventing Injury in the Workplace: How Powered, Full-Body Exoskeletons Can Improve Spine Health

    Recent advances in powered, full-body exoskeleton technologies are shining a new light on the subject of spine health and back injuries and are shaping up to be a viable solution.

  • NIOSH Publishes Final Research Agenda for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing

    The agenda document says during 2011-14, seafood processing workers experienced the highest injury/illness rate among all maritime workers: 6,286 injuries and illnesses per 100,000 workers, according to 2016 BLS data.


Webinars


Whitepapers

  • Ergonomics Fact Sheet: Correcting Posture Problems

    Standing, sitting, and moving incorrectly all increase your risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)—injuries often associated with repetitive strain or damage to muscles, tendons, nerves and joints.


Videos

  • Introduction to Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Many dental hygienists work in pain or know others suffering from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as tendonitis, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dental hygienists and their employers can prevent MSDs by paying attention to ergonomics. This means taking simple and practical steps to design or arrange the workplace for safe and efficient work. This first video in a five-video series provides an introduction to work-related MSDs and how to prevent them. The video was produced by the Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohsep) in the Occupational Health Branch of the California Department of Public Health. OHB partnered with the University of California, Berkeley, Ergonomics Program and the California Dental Hygienists' Association to create videos on ergonomics by and for dental hygienists.

  • Morehead City Velocity Pumper

    Tom Smits gives you a tour of the Pierce Velocity with a forward roof option at FDIC 2013.

  • 2013 NSC Congress & Expo -- Leading Safety Into the Future

    Register today at http://www.congress.nsc.org. This September, more than 13,000 safety professionals from around the world will gather in Chicago to learn best practices, network, and compare safety solutions. Watch to see safety professionals tell you, in their own words, why they return to the the world's largest annual safety event, NSC Congress & Expo, year after year.