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Ergonomics in Healthcare
“Our vision for Human Factors in health care over the coming decades is that best practice will be common including design, audit, investigation and procurement. We see benefits in qualified practitioners based in health care facilities, working alongside clinical and non-clinical professionals to apply the unique Human Factors perspective for the improvement of health care delivery, supported by a network to share lessons across facilities and countries.”
The Importance of Ergonomics for the Safety Professional
Believe it or not, ergonomics can make your job easier and keep your work force safer. Regardless of your industry or the size of your company, applied ergonomics can help you get a good night’s sleep. Along with the satisfaction that your work force will be safe from hazards and ergonomics risk factors, your company’s profits will stay with the company instead of being used to pay workers’ compensation claims.
Workplace Athlete Health
Study: Presenteeism Costs Business 10 Times More than Absenteeism
The report found that while employees were absent from work an average of four days per year each, they confessed to being unproductive on the job for 57.5 days each – almost three working months. Businesses wanting to improve productivity should focus on reducing presenteeism, notes one of the study authors.
Snow Shoveling Techniques to Prevent Low Back Injuries
Snow shoveling is one of the more common causes of back injuries during the winter months. However, this type of injury is preventable if you know the best ways to remove snow without straining the back. The following snow removal tips can help you to avoid low back injuries and pain during the snowy winter season.
What Are Your Safety Roles, Responsibilities and Results?
World-class organizations create and execute on their safety improvement plan in the same manner they approach growing their market share and company worth: strategically. A strategy in safety should provide insight to any individual in the company: where they are going and what success will look like, where they currently are, the critical strategic priorities and the initiatives that support them, a balanced measurement system (leading, lagging and value-focused measurements) and, most importantly, the roles and responsibilities of individuals within the system to execute on the plan. Individuals at any level should be able to see themselves as actors in the strategy.
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