Articles Tagged with ''ergonomics''

New books from CRC Press

Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence; Constructive Ergonomics; Air Quality, Fifth Edition; Variability in Human Performance; Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients).


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Ron Buettner joins BioFit as regional sales manager, director of marketing

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally renowned manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, recently introduced Ron Buettner as regional sales manager and director of marketing. Mr. Buettner will lead BioFit sales initiatives in the central U.S. and oversee the company’s marketing efforts.


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A look back at AIHce 2014

Yant lecture examines effects of working postures on male and female workers

In an address at AIHce 2014 + Stewardship on June 3, Karen Messing, PhD, recipient of AIHA’s 2014 William P. Yant Award, described the effects of sitting versus standing on men and women who perform various types of work. Messing, who earned her doctorate in biology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is professor emerita in the department of biological sciences at the University of Quebec at Montreal, challenged the audience to consider whether too much standing could be problematic to worker health.


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Age-friendly safety strategies

One in every five American workers will be over the age of 65 by 2015, and one in four Americans will be over 55 by 2020, according to NIOSH’s webpage “Healthy Aging at Work” established in March 2014.


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What’s up next in EHS

Abstracts at AIHce 2014 will cover emerging trends in worker health and safety

Eleven abstracts to be presented at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) will reveal some exciting new strategies to protect worker health.  These approaches range from advancing the safety culture in academic laboratories to minimizing the risks to workers in healthcare settings.


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Grainger’s expanding safety footprint

“Selling safety products is different than selling widgets.”
Go to www.grainger.com and on the homepage you’ll find several references to industrial safety.


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10-foot Max Patrol self-retracting lifeline by Werner

Werner’s 10-foot Max Patrol self-retracting lifeline enhances the user experience by allowing for more freedom of movement on the job without lock-up that can inhibit a user’s range of motion.


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Motivate workers to maintain a healthy back and help prevent injuries with a new training program from J. J. Keller

Over 200,000 back injuries are reported every year, accounting for one of every five injuries in the workplace. Companies can help employees avoid becoming part of this statistic by using J. J. Keller’s NEW Back Safety: Keep Your Back in Action training program.


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When OSHA “wins” by “losing”

One of the questions I am constantly asked is “why can’t OSHA get anything done?” A fair question with a difficult answer. It would be easy to simply respond that OSHA is subject to a lot of politics, and I mean a lot of politics. It would also be easy to simply answer that it depends on who asked the question, and more importantly, when they asked it.


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Can't stand it? Anti-fatigue mats reduce pain and stress; increase productivity

Most facility managers — whether they work in schools, offices, or industrial locations — are well aware of the benefits of entry mats


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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