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How to Implement Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention Best Practices
Bringing Ergonomics to the Factory Floor
A safe interface is one of many design goals an ergonomist considers. In a typical manufacturing environment, a good ergonomist will be concerned not only with cumulative trauma disorders, but also with how well the manufactured product’s design supports fast and error-free assembly, particularly when undetected errors during final inspection could result in a catastrophic product failure.
Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors
Once problem jobs are identified, conducting an in-depth ergonomic job analysis can help identify solutions to prevent MSDs. An ergonomic job hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment.
Workplace Athlete Health
Total Worker Health For the Win
TWH builds upon a foundation of protecting workers from work-related exposures and hazards by championing a holistic understanding of the myriad of factors that influence safety, health, and well-being. An integrated approach recognizes that risk factors in the workplace can contribute to many health problems previously considered unrelated to work
Struggling With Wellness in Manufacturing?
As healthcare costs grow faster than incomes, your benefits program has to do more than motivate 10,000 steps per day. One out of every two people is walking around with a largely preventable chronic health condition, bloating 80% or more of U.S. healthcare spending.
Looking for a Silver Bullet?
Behavior-Based Safety, or BBS, has its disciples and its critics. It has been called the silver bullet of safety and it has also been labeled as yesterday’s thinking. Based on the evidence, it is neither. If it were really a silver bullet, the organizations using it would be accident-free. If it were truly old and dead, it would have been abandoned by previous users and would not be attracting new ones. So, if BBS is neither magic nor dead, what is it? The answer to this question depends heavily on how you use it.