Preventing Back Injuries in the Workplace

Preventing Back Injuries in the Workplace

by Carol R. Wynn, BSN, RN, COHC, CEASOccupational Health Nurse Occupational back injuries account for greater than one million injuries each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Such injuries can result in lost time, reduced productivity, increased...
Back to Basics: Reducing Workplace Back Injuries

Back to Basics: Reducing Workplace Back Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) (including those of the neck, upper extremities and especially the lower back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. ...
Why Invest in Ergonomics?

Why Invest in Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the scientific study of human work. “Ergo” means work and “nomics” means study of.  Ergonomists examine the physical and mental capabilities and the physical limits of the worker as they interact with tools, equipment, work methods, tasks and the working...