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From Ergonomics Plus
RULA Assessment Tip: How to Measure and Record Upper Arm Position
OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present and Future
Ergonomics was a hot topic for OSHA in the 1990s, with the agency issuing a standard for ergonomics in 2000, which quickly was repealed in 2001. So why should employers continue to concern themselves with ergonomics?
A Better Approach to Musculoskeletal Health
The traditional approach to musculoskeletal health management is to reactively treat injuries as they occur. This treatment model is failing us.
Workplace Athlete Health
Infographic — Office Stretches to Prevent and Reduce Desk-Life Pain
Sitting at a desk for hours at a time can lead to pain, injury, and disability. Lack of ergonomically correct positions can lead to sore muscles in a variety of places, from neck to wrists, fingers, shoulders, back, and legs. In fact, experts say that a break of up to a half hour is recommended each day. And luckily there are stretches that you can perform during the day and in your office.
Can Our ‘Workplace Athletes’ Benefit from Athletic Trainers?
“Athletic trainers’ expertise in musculoskeletal health makes them a vital part of an occupational health care team whether working as independent contractors or employed through a company, clinic, hospital or other facility,” says NATA President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES.
How Ergonomics Shapes Safety Culture
Your safety culture isn’t something you can buy. It isn’t made. It’s shaped – day by day, decision by decision, action by action. It’s your job – and everyone’s job – to shape your organization’s culture with the careful attention to detail of a master craftsman.