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A Better Approach to Musculoskeletal Health Management
Most organizations lack a critical piece of context about musculoskeletal health, and some organizations miss it entirely. Here it is: managing musculoskeletal health well is a huge opportunity that impacts the entire business. It impacts the areas you would expect it to like safety and wellness, yes, but it can also have a dramatic impact in other areas like productivity, company culture, and brand reputation.
Ergonomics Resource — Costs and Benefits of Ergonomics
Wondering about the benefits of ergonomics? Here are 250 examples of costs and benefits of ergonomics in the workplace.
Epidemic of Untreatable Back and Neck Pain Costs Billions, Study Finds
Costing the US alone $88bn a year, low back and neck pain is widespread and expensive – despite the fact that most treatments don’t work. Think prevention!
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.
Workplace Wellness: The Role of Ergonomics and Movement
When you hear the term “workplace wellness,” the programs that come to mind are typically nutrition, physical fitness, smoking cessation, stress management, and health risk appraisals, including biometric screening for cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose tolerance.3 For the office environment, there are two key, but often overlooked, aspects of wellness that are particularly critical for jobs in the white-collar sector: workstation setup and reduction of sitting.
Stop Trying to “Create” a Safety Culture
Organizational safety goals should not be focused on the creation of safety culture, rather on improvement to the existing and ranging cultural foci that already exists in the many influencing groups your employees are exposed to. Rather than questioning, “Do we have a safety culture?” ask, “Are we managing our safety culture, or being managed by it?”
Ergonomics Plus solutions help proactive safety teams prevent musculoskeletal injuries and advance employee well-being.