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New Technical Webinar on the Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) Tool
How to Use the Snook Tables
Learn how to use the Snook Tables to evaluate manual material handling tasks for ergonomic risk factors.
Why Assisted Living Needs Ergonomics
Assisted living workers provide necessary services, yet their daily tasks may provide risks to their own physical well-being. The continual duties of moving some residents into and out of beds or wheelchairs, helping them stand or walk and assisting with a host of other repetitive daily tasks can lead to painful musculoskeletal disorders.
Workplace Athlete Health
Reduce Sprains and Strains by 80%
The story of Pelco illustrates a truism we see borne out over and over again — a focus on prevention today improves outcomes tomorrow and on down the road. A prevention-focused mindset, along with a belief that injuries aren’t a necessary cost of doing business, is a catalyst for a successful partnership that is driving health & safety results.
Do Back Belts Prevent Injuries?
Back injuries account for nearly 20% of all injuries and illnesses in the workplace and cost the nation an estimated 20 to 50 billion dollars per year. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) believes that the most effective way to prevent back injury is to implement an ergonomics program that focuses on redesigning the work environment and work tasks to reduce the hazards of lifting.
What is Safety Culture, Exactly?
Safety culture is more than a buzzword; it is in fact the most effective sustainability tool available to you and your organization. When the desired beliefs, decisions, behaviors and stories are in place, creating shared values, little prodding and supervision is needed.
Prevention Weekly is sponsored by Prevention Pro Academy — improve OHS outcomes and advance your career with ergonomics and injury prevention training from industry experts. See the featured training below or explore the entire Prevention Pro Academy Library.
The Benefits of Warm-up Stretching Programs
In this webinar you will learn the benefits and best practices of successful warm-up stretching programs.
Stretch Leader Training
It is vitally important for stretch leaders to know how to properly perform each stretch and to lead with confidence and enthusiasm.