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Walsh Construction Co. is a Chicago-based general contracting, construction management and design-build firm. The firm has experience with a wide variety of building, civil and transportation sectors. Maintaining regional offices across North America, Walsh Construction operates using union labor and union subcontractors. nstruction; however, ergonomics has somewhat been
embedded in construction without necessarily calling it ergonomics. Workstation design and workflow have changed, work setup and staging have changed, and tools and handling aides have also evolved, all with ergonomic benefits included in the new designs. However, what has not changed much is behavior, workforce fitness and risk factor reduction.
JHAs are an essential part of a comprehensive safety program. However, the JHA is often overlooked as a particularly beneficial training tool, and without it the potential for injuries and fatalities is elevated. This article features three parts: preparation and integration of a JHA in a workplace safety program, connections with ergonomics and JHA-associated benefits.
America’s workforce is becoming more diverse. Generally, this diversity includes workers with different anthropometry (size, shape), capabilities, work experiences and ethnicities. More importantly, the workforce is also aging and becoming heavier. However, the impact of aging and obesity is typically not considered in traditional ergonomic modeling. This article explores the potential impact of these factors and proposes several ways to factor these characteristics into ergonomic models.
The goal of this article is to share the elements of successful ergonomics program management and provide guidance for strengthening strategic elements of current programs to improve performance.
This article reviews the challenges healthcare organizations face in achieving significant and long-lasting reductions in injury rates, and will articulate the culture shift that needs to occur in order to
implement a successful safe patient handling program.
A strong safety culture is often personalized, and a personalized safety culture can help meet other safety and security needs as well. Discover how to create a strong safety culture at your facility.
Twenty-five years ago I sold my chiropractor practice to focus entirely on industrial musculoskeletal disorder injury prevention and leadership programs. As an ergon- omist, I have had numerous opportunities to learn best practices for implementing stretching programs into any company or facility. Stretching programs require both a financial and time commitment. When considering the initiation of one of these programs, these factors must be weighed out based on the potential benefits and return on investment for each organization.
A summary of the discussion which took place during this Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Closing the Gap – Linking Wellness and Preventing MSDs in Healthcare and Beyond.
A summary of the discussion which took place at Safety 2014 during the key issue roundtable - "What Makes Your Solution Ergonomic?"
EHS professionals are facing increased pressure to diversify their skills and develop new risk assessment techniques. A small size company requested a new product risk assessment and hazard evaluation. The product is intended for export to the European Union and had to meet international standards. On the other hand, the product is manufactured in the USA and the management wanted to implement PtD principles. The authors developed new tools and successfully implemented the new PtD model to evaluate the product.
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