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Answering tough questions: How Applied Ergonomics Research can Benefit your Company

Does your company see itself as “leading edge”? Is “R&D” built into your process? If so, are you applying this approach to ergonomics and strain/sprain injury prevention? Applied research allows you to examine information about specific problems within your company. Research can lead to better work processes, ergonomics awareness and skills, and innovation. As practitioners, […]
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Budgeting for ergonomics

Fall is budgeting time for many companies, so I wanted to remind you to include ergonomics in 2022’s budget. We’ve been told by many companies that 2021’s ergo budget was re-allocated for COVID-19 initiatives. That means that MSD prevention projects have been piling up. In Ontario, MSD rates were lower last year than the year […]
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A prescription for ergo assessment

CBC recently reported that some physicians have started writing prescriptions for physical activity.  Dr. Michael Rutledge, a Medical Officer of Health for Southern Health in Manitoba, identified exercise as “a wonder drug that can treat dozens of diseases including diabetes, hypertension and obesity….[with] no negative side effects”. He feels that more serious conversations need to […]
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