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From Ergonomics Plus
5 Must-Attend Online Ergonomics Training Courses
Office Ergonomics Checklist
Properly designed computer workstations help team members feel comfortable and can increase their productivity. Download our free office ergonomics checklist and ensure your employees’ workstations are set up correctly.
Workforce Demographics Are Changing
Workforce demographics are changing. Are you ready? 10,000 people are turning 65 every single day and this will continue through 2030!
Workplace Athlete Health
Training Industrial Athletes at UPS
Ath-lete: A person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina. (Source: Merriam Webster Dictionary) This article speaks to the training of Industrial Athletes, the men and women whose jobs require strength, agility, and stamina in a variety of industrial sectors. Keeping their bodies healthy and fit is the key to optimal performance and reduced injuries on the job.
Wrist Injury Prevention 101
Each day we use the muscles and tendons in the wrist and hand to perform various upper extremity tasks. The physical stress and strain to these muscles and tendons can produce microscopic wear and fatigue to these tendons and muscles. As long as the amount of fatigue is lower than the body’s ability to recover, the soft tissues in the wrist will remain healthy. But too much strain and fatigue, coupled with too little repair, can lead to inflammation and eventually a painful and costly musculoskeletal disorder (MSD).
Safety from the Heart
The people we seem to respect the most are the ones, the leaders, who are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves.