Ergonomics

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Ergonomics is one safety topic that has a place in all industries. Whether it is learning the proper way to lift patients in a hospital, or how to sit comfortably at a desk, body positioning can make or break a worker’s ability to perform their job.

Carpal Tunnel, a condition frequently caused by ergonomics issues, affects over 8-million Americans. Basic ergonomic fixes could significantly reduce this number.

In other work environments, sprains, strains and musculoskeletal issues are common injuries.

Use these ergonomics resources to keep correct body positioning top-of-mind for workers of all job types. It might seem common-sense, but often the way our bodies want to relax isn’t sustainable in the long-term, particularly when an activity is repeated on a consistent basis.

Meeting Kits

How to Reduce Your Risk of Ergonomic Injuries

One size does not fit all when it comes to work equipment. Whenever a worker has to modify or adjust himself to perform a work task, the “mis”fit causes stress and strain on the body.

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How to Stack and Store Materials Safely

There’s hardly a workplace that doesn’t handle or store materials. Whether your company has a large warehouse or a small storage room, whether you have loading docks and forklifts or just garages and pallet jacks, there’s material that needs to be moved around. And you need to make sure you approach this common task with safety in mind.

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Avoid the Discomfort of Computer Vision Syndrome

Workers spend an average of 2.5 hours a day at work sorting e-mails. Compound that with an hour a day of watching television and several more hours reading news updates and watching video on your smartphone and it amounts to an average of eight hours per day of staring at screens, according to a study conducted by the Council for Research Excellence.

Focusing on a stationary object like a screen for a long period of time can have health consequences. The most common is a temporary condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

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Ergonomics For A Safe Workplace

In the past, employees were expected to adjust to the demands of the job. Today, a job can be designed to fit the person. The practice of finding the best fit between an employee and the job conditions is called ergonomics.

In this Safety Talk, you’ll learn why ergonomics are important and how to make your workplace ergonomic.

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Safety Videos

Desktop Health and Safety

When we hear the words “workplace health and safety” most of us think of industrial worksites where the daily uniform includes a hard hat and steel-toed boots. On-the-job injury is a very real concern in these environments. What many of us don’t realize is that office workers can also suffer from injuries that result in lost time and even permanent disability.

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Office Safety Basics Video

Designed to raise awareness of safety hazards in an office environment, this video focuses on the most common hazards found in an office. Video discusses basic ergonomics, ladders, office equipment, slips and falls, safe lifting, fire prevention, and more.

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Back Safety: Proper Lifting Procedures Safety Video

Back injuries frequently occur in the workplace during lifting. The tips and techniques provided in this video will offer alternatives to lifting or carrying and will show the benefits of using helpful tools like dollies and carts to prevent back injuries. Viewers will learn the necessary step¬by-step safety procedures to prepare the body for safe lifting as well as instruction on how to properly lift under any circumstance.

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Online Courses

Industrial Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the process of reducing worker injury through effective workplace design, such as decreasing the amount of bending or reaching for items, or using equipment to reduce the strain on the human body. This course will teach employees how to use ergonomics in industrial settings to reduce injury. Employees will learn how to identify ergonomic risk factors, potential injuries and methods to minimize or eliminate ergonomic hazards. This course is intended to provide general-industry employees with the ability to identify and improve ergonomic conditions for themselves in the workplace and assists employers with compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause.

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Ergonomics in Retail

Ergonomics is the science of designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely. Poorly-arranged work areas where people have to bend or overextend limbs and body parts can result in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which affect 1.8 million U.S. workers every year. Employees that take this course will learn how to identify ergonomic risk factors, potential injuries, and methods to minimize or eliminate ergonomic hazards. This course is geared specifically towards retail and grocery employees and is designed to help them identify and improve ergonomic conditions in their workplaces. This course assists employers with compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause.

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