health care

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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In the loop about surgical loupes

e-news from Josie Blake… We recently attended the ACE 2016 conference in Niagara Falls. Topics ranged from specific research on twisting the back, to sit-stand workstations, to training in the healthcare field. One presentation on dental professionals got me thinking about my recent trip to the dentist, and made me wish I had another appointment soon, […]
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