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Many companies implement ergonomics programs hoping this will solve their injury problems; however, all too often the results are disappointing. In this presentation viewers will learn about ergonomics - what it really means, common misconceptions and the essential components of an effective ergonomics programs.
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 session will show proven action methods for identifying hidden cause and cure connections, which will simultaneously reduce these prevalent injuries and heighten culture.
This is a historic document titled "Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada". This document would be of value to those SH&E Professionals with goblal responsibilities including Mexico and Canada. The document gives and overview and summary of each country and then does provide some comparisons.
In June 2013, the ASSE Risk Assessment Institute was formed to focus on the importance of identifying and reducing occupational safety and health risks. In addition to promoting the value of risk assessment to organizations, the institute is raising awareness about the value of safety professionals and their unique qualifications to manage workplace risks.
The healthcare sector is one of the largest employers, yet the overall safety and health performance within healthcare lags most other industries. A myriad of explanations exist for this difference including the urgent nature of healthcare, the unique challenges associated with caring for people and a culture within the industry that emphasizes patient safety. Each of these reasons is based, to some degree, on fact. For instance, if one conducts a literature search on hospital ergonomics, a high percentage of research articles focus on patient safety.
Each year, Toyota holds an internal competition to celebrate ergonomic successes at each of its manufacturing facilities. In March, winners from the 2013 Ergonomics Kaizen Competition along with teams from Toyota Technical Center (Saline, MI), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (Woodstock, ON) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (Blue Springs, MS) competed in the 2014 Ergo Cup Competition in Orlando, FL.
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). Learn about ergonomic improvements for housekeepers in this article.
According to research studies, injury statistics for most companies are likely a result of poor ergonomics. Upon more detailed investigation, results have shown that the majority of these injuries result from manual material handling tasks. If ergonomic-related injuries do not account for 50% of an organization's total injuries, it is likely that they do account for more than 50% of the costs. Several influencing factors may contribute to these injuries, such as lifting heavy or large objects, increasing production, changing shift rotations and length, environmental conditions, predisposing factors and the aging workforce.
This is from the ASSE 2014 Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. This is the winning video (link) from Safety2014. This presentation addresses: "Get a Grip: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Stylus Use on Touchscreen of Transfer Muscle Activity and Improve Perceived Comfort Using Grips"
Many companies implement ergonomics programs hoping this will solve their injury problems; however, all too often the results are disappointing. In this article readers will learn about ergonomics - what it really means, common misconceptions and the essential components of an effective ergonomics programs. This paper will discuss two of most common reasons for failure of ergonomics programs and describe the key elements that are essential for effective and sustainable ergonomics programs. These ergonomic program principles are applicable to all industries.
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