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From Ergonomics Plus
Why Implement a Pre-Shift Warm-up Stretching Program?
Ergonomics, Mobile Devices and the Workplace of the Future
A recent study predicts that by 2020, the average employee will access the company network from six different devices and one-third of employees will no longer work from a traditional office at all, but at home, field sites or customer/partner locations. With this in mind, we need to make sure mobile technology and devices that enable this work style aren’t wreaking havoc on our bodies by using simple ergonomic fundamentals.
Workers in transportation and warehousing experience nearly twice as many musculoskeletal injuries as other workers in private industry. Applying core ergonomic fundamentals is a proactive way to reduce injury risk and prevent musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
Workplace Athlete Health
A Super Bowl Champion’s Guide to Health and Safety Performance
From yoga classes, to meditation meetings, to having a DJ at practice, to saying “thank you” after each player interview, to discouraging yelling and swearing, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks do things a little differently from other teams around the league. Their approach to human performance considers all facets of complex, multi-dimensional human beings. By helping their players build themselves up mentally, physically and emotionally with positive habits and language, they are able to improve individual and team performance.
PowerPoint Slides — Individual Risk Factors and Control Methods
Individual risk factors include poor work practices, a poor health profile and no recognition of early signs and symptoms of MSDs. Individual controls ensure your workplace athletes are prepared and capable of performing their best work. Controls for individual risk factors are best implemented through an on-site athletic trainer (preventative health care professional).
Viral Safety: Getting Buy-In Across the Board
Have you ever implemented a can’t-miss safety initiative, only to have it be met with skepticism from other members of managemement and employees? In “Safety Gone Viral: How to Get Innovations Adopted” (March 2014, ASSE’s Professional Safety), Dianne Stober advises EHS professionals to apply two key principles from social science to get buy-in for your next initiative.