Ergonomics Blog
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 demands on other...

Ergonmics: An Important Component of Your Safety Program

Ergonmics: An Important Component of Your Safety Program

What part of a safety program does not include PPE, has nothing to do with guards and yet everything to do with you and your body? Ergonomics. You may think that as long as you keep your feet flat on the floor, knees, hips and elbows at 90 degrees, all while maintaining a flat back when...

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.  MSDs affect the muscles,...

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 environment. ...