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How Ergonomics Can Impact Social Security Disability Cases
How to Use Your Laptop
“The design of laptops violates a basic ergonomic requirement for a computer, namely that the keyboard and screen are separated. This means that you need to pay special attention to how you use your laptop because it can cause you problems.”
2015 Ergonomics Practitioner Environmental Scan Survey
“The ErgoPS advisory committee sought to learn about the ergonomics training, skills and needs in the OSH practitioner’s working area. A voluntary survey was administered online and consisted of 14 questions. The survey was open from Oct. 6, 2015, to Nov. 30, 2015, and was promoted through various social media sites, technical working groups and industry conferences. Participation in the survey was open to any interested party who self-identified as a practitioner in the field of ergonomics, whether full or part time.”
Workplace Athlete Health
Three Dirty Words — Repetitive Motion Injury
“The use of the term “repetitive motion injury” is commonplace within the medical and ergonomic industries. This is not accurate and is a barrier to building a prevention culture.”
Is Exercise Important for Workplace Athletes?
“There comes a point in almost every fitness lover’s life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. Blame it on your looming work deadlines, or the stubborn needle on the scale, or even just plain old boredom.”
Negative Messages in Safety
“Don’t do this. Don’t do that. Don’t do what he did. Beware of the danger. Employed use of gruesome photos of severed and mutilated body parts. Safety messages are regularly reinforced negatively. Negative reinforcement does not automatically create positive safety behaviors.”
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