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Spending Wisely on Ergonomic Products
“Due to good marketing techniques, it’s often difficult to know if the “ergonomic” products you are considering buying are truly ergonomic and appropriate for the situation or if it’s all smoke and mirrors. In general, the physical characteristics of the product should fit 90-95% of the worker population. There are books and online resources that have these measurements spelled out but realistically you may not have these on hand and/or don’t want to take the time to research this so the following are points to considering when evaluating which product or workstation is the best fit for the worker(s), the work itself and the environment.”
State of Science: Ergonomics and Global Issues
“We critically reflect on what has been achieved by the ergonomics profession in addressing the global challenges raised by Moray’s 1993 keynote address to the International Ergonomics Association. Apart from healthcare, the response has largely been weak and disorganised. We make suggestions for priority research and practice that is required to facilitate a sustainable future for humanity.”
Workplace Athlete Health
Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace
Employers such as Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a social media buzzword or a corporate trend, but a proven method for success, according to neurologist Dr. Romie Mushtaq.
The Business of Healthy Employees
No longer is wellbeing an ancillary part of a larger wellness plan. Instead, wellbeing investments provide tangible business results and are a building block to help organizations become an employer of choice. Bersin emphasizes this point stating “I would not be surprised to see engagement vendors and even performance management companies wake up and realize that wellbeing is part of performance, performance management, and coaching.”
Communicating Your Safety Message
Sometimes all it takes is a walk across the shop floor or jobsite to realize that your safety messaging is being ignored. Do not underestimate the power of a well-crafted safety campaign for supporting your safety initiatives. Safety is not only a program you offer in your workplace. It is the goodwill and care that you show your people. You must get good at crafting messages that resonate with employees if you want them to buy-in to safety.
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