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The Journey to Prevention-Focused, Upstream Care for Workplace Athletes
There is only so much cost control you can manage after an injury has already occurred. More and more organizations are realizing the value of moving healthcare upstream and addressing the root causes of MSDs.
Ergonomics for Frequent Travelers
The modern office for the road warrior could find you working anywhere at any time, from early mornings at the corner coffee shop to red-eye flights at your airplane’s seatback tray table. You may even work virtually, without a traditional corporate office, moving your laptop from the kitchen counter to your home office without setting up an ergonomically-correct workplace. Over time, these work situations can take their toll on the body.
Using Ergonomics to Lower Stress
If you’re like most people, occasional nagging aches and pains can make you grumpy and less productive at work; after all, you’re not at your most productive when you’re physically uncomfortable. Take a moment to consider the aches and pains you may regularly experience. How many of them are related to how your desk is set up? If you don’t have an ergonomic workstation, your posture may suffer, and your risk of injury may increase—and that’s sure to raise your stress level!
Workplace Athlete Health
Creating a Culture of Movement
Evolving into a movement-friendly culture can be a challenge for many organizations. But with uninterrupted sitting negatively impacting employee productivity and contributing to many unhealthy and costly physical conditions, companies know they need to make a change. But where to start?
Avoid Back Pain from Your Workbag
Whether you carry your everyday essentials to the office in a backpack, tote, or purse, workbags are often the source of back, neck, and shoulder pain. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association finds that half of working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms every year, and lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.
National Safety Survey Results
See what EHS managers had to say about budgets, leading indicators, a new administration and more in the 2017 National Safety Survey.
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