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Our Hands are Incredible Tools

Our hands are two incredible tools attached to our body. Each hand consists of 29 bones connected by 34 muscles and other connective tissue.

General, Outdoor Safety, Office Ergonomics  •  February 06, 2019
Seven C’s of Why Neutral Head Posture is “Royally” Important

Seven C's of Why Neutral Head Posture is "Royally" Important

More and more it seems to be the norm, we find ourselves rushing headlong into the workday, feverishly interfacing with the business world through digital technology as if it were a bicycle race, long until it’s late in the evening.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  September 05, 2018
Man at fixed height desk

To Sit, or Not to Sit...That is the Question

Yeah, yeah, you have probably heard this already: “sitting is the new smoking.” Everyone seems to think that if we could just get out of our chairs our problems would be solved.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 28, 2018
Kids in classroom raising hand

Get Schooled on Safety

Schools are arguably the most important workplaces to ensure health and safety and can be the most challenging. Schools need to track, prevent, and mitigate a wide range of incidents from cyberbullying to bomb threats.

Education, Slips, Trips & Falls, Office Ergonomics, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Claims Management  •  February 01, 2018
less dominant hand using mouse

Mousing with Non-Dominant Hand: Anti-Aging at Your Fingertips

Doing the same things, the same way, every day can be harmful to our mental and physical health. When it comes to mousing, we have a tip to switch things up.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  January 17, 2018
Santa Claus

Upon a Tranquil Morn

Santa Claus reflects on another year of MEMIC Safety Net Blogs that served him well over the preceding months.

General, Construction, Transportation, Hospitality, Slips, Trips & Falls, Office Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling  •  December 20, 2017
Rock concert

Office Ergonomics Is Music to My Ears

As a fan of most music genres, especially alternative and classic rock, several song titles come to mind that I believe fit nicely with the topic of office ergonomics.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  November 08, 2017
Logging machine in front of log pile

Evolution of the Cabicle

Gone are the days of loggers toiling in the great outdoors enduring the elements and demands of strenuous physical labor. As the industry has become more mechanized, those who work in the logging sector are more likely to be driving a truck or operat...

Construction, Logging, Office Ergonomics  •  October 19, 2017

Let Posture Be Your Guide

During ergonomic evaluations, I take a photo of the person’s posture while he or she works. So often, the person is surprised by the photo. He or she may be twisted, slouched, stretched or reaching, and yet perceive himself as having picture-perfec...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  July 19, 2017

Bunk Beds De-Bunked!

Housekeepers unite! It’s time we de-bunked. While bunk beds are common in many segments of the hospitality industry and serve to increase the occupancy of a room, they can be a real pain in a housekeeper’s day.

Hospitality, Office Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling  •  May 19, 2017

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