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How to Promote Musculoskeletal Health With a Workplace Athlete Program
A Total Musculoskeletal Health program implemented by a highly trained on-site injury prevention specialist drives better health outcomes. The ongoing dedication to building relationships with your people and learning your facility inside and out allows our injury prevention specialists to become an indispensable asset to your safety team.
How Ergonomics Impacts the Cost of Doing Business
In difficult economic times, ergonomics programs can help businesses cut costs, reduce workers’ compensation claims and increase productivity.
The Role of Ergonomics and Movement
By incorporating movement into the work day, employees can also reduce their risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Workplace Athlete Health
Head and Neck Injury Prevention 101
Head / neck injuries can be prevented! There are a number of things we can do to decrease the risk of head/neck fatigue and discomfort for team members. 1)Follow Ergonomic Design Principles, 2) Educate and Train Team Members, 3) Recognize and Report Early Signs of MSDs
Industrial Athlete Program Helps Workers Better Tackle Physically Demanding Tasks
Bending, twisting and lifting might describe a day in the life of a professional athlete. But the people who build Boeing products crawl out on wings, twist through small fuselage sections and lift heavy equipment. It’s time, Boeing Health Services Manager Dr. William E. Smith said, “that they receive the same level of advanced care as professional athletes in order to prevent pain and injury.”
Do You Really Know Your Safety Culture?
Theoretically, there is no such thing as a safety culture, but every company has one. Safety is part of all company cultures, great, good or bad – and we use the term ‘safety culture’ to give it an improvement focus and bookends to manage within. To use or not use the term safety culture is an irresponsible and pointless debate. Beliefs and behaviors specific to desired safety outcomes already exist and shape decisions within an organization. Safety cultures exist; how well do you know yours?
Ergonomics Plus solutions help proactive safety teams prevent musculoskeletal injuries and advance employee well-being.