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A Better Workplace Begins Here
Ergonomics and injury prevention (and OHS as a whole) has a lot to do with the virtue of diligence. Everyone deserves a chance to do their best work and we get to help them engage their gifts and abilities in a way that helps them experience a more rich and full life.
Ergonomics as Continuous Improvement Process
The ergonomics process needs to be baked into your organization’s DNA and aligned with strategic initiatives. It needs to be a part of the daily, weekly, monthly and annual rhythms in the way you manage your company.
Posture and Mood
Slouched posture is very common and tends to increase access to helpless, hopeless, powerless and depressive thoughts as well as increased head, neck and shoulder pain. Described are five educational and clinical strategies that therapists can incorporate in their practice to encourage an upright/erect posture.
Workplace Athlete Health
The Whole Worker
Health is one of the most important and complex issues faced by our country today, and the workplace has a central role to play. Not only is the workplace the source of health insurance for most Americans, but it also has significant influence on worker health, both in terms of (a) how job conditions protect or threaten workers’ health and safety, and (b) how the job promotes or interferes with personal wellness.
Team Lifting Guidelines
A well executed team lift allows you to safely move loads without increased risk of accident or injury. Follow this 6-point plan to score a safe team lift.
Caring More Deeply About Safety
Leaders of organizations are constantly reminded that safety must start at the top. They also have learned that it can’t stop there; that it must permeate all levels of the organization. More and more leaders are asking how to do that. How do you turn a workforce on to their safety potential? As one executive put it, “What is the key to getting workers to care more deeply about safety?”
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