Get Prevention Weekly delivered straight to your inbox every week. Sign up here.
From Ergonomics Plus
NIOSH Lifting Equation Tip: How to Measure Horizontal Location
Relating Productivity to Ergonomics
Any ergonomics intervention must be viewed in light of its effect on productivity, and the best ergonomics solutions will often improve productivity. Simply put, reducing unnecessary or awkward postures and exertions almost necessarily reduces the time it takes to complete a given task, thus improving productivity.
How Ergonomics Impacts Safety Culture
In our capacity as ergonomics and injury prevention consultants, we’ve seen organizations big and small dramatically swing their safety culture in the right direction by proactively integrating ergonomics into their day-to-day operations.
Workplace Athlete Health
(Free Resource) Team Lifting Guidelines
Download a free pdf file of our Workplace Athlete Handout on team lifting guidelines.
How to Make Health Promotion Initiatives Work
With an eye on curbing healthcare costs and improving workers’ health, businesses are increasingly turning to workplace health promotion (also known as wellness) programs as a way to encourage employees to exercise, eat better, quit smoking and reduce their risk factors for chronic diseases.
Measuring Safety Communication
Most organization never achieve the results they pursue because they spend most of their time measuring and focusing attention on what they don’t want rather than on what they do. We want people to appreciate our safety communication and training. We certainly want people to know and do certain things so when we obtain improvement in performance and cultural results, we know why. We will all be held accountable for the results yielded from our efforts. Clients with measurements on R.O.S.A and Safety I.Q. are much more focused on efficiency and value-addition. When this occurs, not only do the results improve, but so does the appreciation of those involved or affected by the training and communication.