Ergonomics


News & Articles

  • 2018 SHRM Conference Includes Sessions on Rx Overuse, Workplace Depression

    The June 17-20 conference will include more than 230 concurrent sessions on topics such as prescription drug overuse, workplace depression, bullying and harassment, workplace violence, health care reform, financial wellness for young workers, and more.

  • UK Company Fined for Vibration Exposures

    "No one's health should be made worse by the work they do. In this case, if Tai Calon had understood why health surveillance was necessary, it would have ensured that it had the right systems in place to monitor its workers' health," said HSE Inspector Paul Newton.

  • Moving From Ergonomic Objections to Objectives

    I recommend four ergonomic objectives that can apply to any company member who walks, lifts, pushes, uses tools, pulls, climbs or just sits or stands in place.

  • NIOSH Research Can Help Construction Workers Avoid Injury

    Construction workers are at high risk for developing MSDs because they are frequently doing manual lifting and material handling tasks, using repetitive motions, and may be exposed to vibrations and inconsistent working conditions.

  • HSE: Don't Use Off-the-Shelf Ergonomics Training

    "If you do need staff training, and there are many residual risks where this is the case, then this needs to be customized and professionally delivered. Any such training should be based on observations of current working practices and should be informed by the views and experience of the workforce," HSE Health and Work Portfolio Manager Geoff Cox said.

  • California's Housekeepers Ergonomics Standard Takes Effect July 1

    The regulation requires employers in the hotel and lodging industry to implement and maintain an effective Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program so employees won't be hurt from tasks such as lifting mattresses, pulling linens, pushing heavy carts, and slipping, tripping, or falling while cleaning bathrooms.


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.