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Ergonomics: Fitting the Work to the Worker

Do you sometimes feel like a square peg in a round hole? Designing from the human perspective is relatively new.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  September 11, 2019
Woman using computer mouse grasping sore wrist

Ouch, My Wrist Hurts! Injury to the TFC Complex from Power Drills to Keyboarding

The anatomy of the wrist and hand is quite remarkable.

General  •  September 05, 2019
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Hands Off the Cellphone While Driving

Normally safety professionals would be advocating for a “hands-on” approach to workplace safety.

General, Driving Safety  •  August 27, 2019
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Are Your Employees Safely Oriented?

Hiring and retaining good employees is a challenge for most employers, especially given the historically low unemployment rates.

General, Hiring Practices, OSHA  •  August 21, 2019
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August Recognitions, Celebrations, and Hazards

As the saying goes, “safety never takes a holiday.”

General  •  August 13, 2019
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Safely Tearing Down an Old Mill Building "Asbestos" They Can

There’s an old textile mill building in the town of Sanford, Maine that’s being dismantled piece by piece rather than razed by implosion or wrecking ball due to the presence of asbestos.

General, OSHA  •  August 06, 2019
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Walking on Air and Falling Flat - the Tripping Hazards of Oxygen Tubing

There are more than 1.5 million adults in the United States that use supplemental oxygen for respiratory disorders according to the American Thoracic Society.

Healthcare, General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility  •  July 31, 2019
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Amputation Conversation - Because OSHA Wants to Know

Amputations are not pleasant to discuss for their grisly, ghastly, and gruesome nature.

General, OSHA  •  July 23, 2019
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OSHA Walking Working Surfaces: Don't Get Tripped Up!

Each year over 200,000 employees are injured and hundreds die from falls from heights and falls to the same level.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 16, 2019
Summer Vacation or Tick Paradise? - Beware of Ticks!

Summer Vacation or Tick Paradise?

Summertime is finally here! For many of us, this means weekend camping trips with our families, hiking the nearby mountains, or otherwise spending time in our backyards relaxing.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  July 09, 2019