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Ergonomics Solutions-Casting a Wide Net -VIDEO, David M. Brodie

Learn about workplace ergonomic problems and solutions in this conference presentation titled "Ergonomics Solutions-Casting a Wide Net ."

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ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update - VIDEO, Jim Thornton

This Safety 2013 conference presentation provides an update on the ASSE Government Affairs Committee.

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Use of Ergonomic Data in Effective and Defensible Pre-Employment Programs-VIDEO, ASSE

This video of a conference presentation explains how the use of ergonomic data can be effective and defensible in pre-employment programs.

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Disney’s Mission Possible: Preventing Body Motion Injuries Over the Long Run, Bob Button & Gail House & Bob Howarth

Disney has sustained an effective long-term soft tissue injury reduction process. This article reveals key resources and actions that get results, including: selecting "agents" who have a common cause; giving field assignments to leaders and employees; analyzing observations from the field; plus secret ingredients that any Safety Professional can use.

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Ergonomic Improvements for Environomental Services Housekeepers, Sandra M. Woolley & Larry D. Nation & Karen A. Finneman-Killinger & Amanda B. Holloway & Cheryl A. Lavin Meyer

Environmental services housekeepers work in a variety of environments, such as office buildings, hospitals, schools, apartment housing and the service/hotel industry (Kumar & Kumar, 2008; Woods & Buckle, 2006). Typically, these employees are female and tend to be older (Kumar & Kumar, 2008). The cleaning work that they perform is physically demanding and labor-intensive (Woods & Buckle, 2005). Many of the tasks involve ergonomic risk factors, such as awkward postures, working with the back bent forward or twisted, static loads, high forces, heavy workloads and repetitive movements of arms and hands while exerting a force (Kumar & Kumar, 2008; Woods & Buckle, 2005).

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Strategies and Skills for Preventing Both Hand Injuries and Strains/Sprains, Robert Pater

Interested in breaking through plateaus of hand and soft-tissue injuries? The key is to place workers more in control of their own safety with a practical skills and engagement-based approach. This article will provide proven action methods for identifying hidden cause and cure connections, which will simultaneously reduce these prevalent injuries and heighten culture.

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Comfortably Productive, Keith Bilger

A properly laid out workstation is crucial to a healthy work environment. Twisting, vibration and repetitive motion have the potential for lost-time injuries, decreased production and sour attitudes. Ergonomics is a fundamental element of workflow, and the goal should always be to create a working environment that promotes safety and increases productivity. Along with achieving efficiency and morale improvement, organizations with a firm grip on ergonomics also reduce injury and illness. All of these results have a direct positive effect on the bottom line.

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Análisis Ergonómico, Vic Zuccarello

La capacitación en ergonomía es parte esencial del conjunto de habilidades para los profesionales de la salud que trabajan en la industria. Con frecuencia, se les pide a los profesionales del cuidado de la salud que pongan estas habilidades en práctica en casos en los cuales el médico y/o los tribunales desean determinar si una presunta lesión fue efectivamente causada por el trabajo en el cual se desempeñaba el reclamante. ¿Es el trabajo seguro, tiene algún riesgo o es peligroso? La ley de compensación laboral de trabajadores en muchos estados establece que para que una lesión sea compensable, el trabajo debe ser por lo menos un factor sustancial, si es que no el factor predominante para la lesión.

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Hand-Arm Vibration: A Simplified Approach to Risk Assessment & Prevention, Chris Shulenberger

Many employers recognize that their workers have some degree of exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV). However, they rarely have the technical experience or equipment to evaluate and mitigate these risks. The medical and health, safety and environmental (HSE) community know several things about HAV exposures that make this an important and emerging risk in the worker population.

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Ergonomics Issues in Accident Cases at Construction Sites, Krishna Nirmalya Sen & Preshobh Sivan

Construction work, by nature, is physically demanding. Individuals employed in this business perform much manual activity, and the job is mostly hands-on. Many construction workers must control machines, move heavy objects, repair equipment, monitor activities, etc. This job requires an individual who has great manual dexterity as well as the ability to think quickly and intelligently. Some of the most common injuries in construction are the result of job demands that push the human body beyond its natural limits.

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