By Kendra Squire, Ergo Intern Many of you have participated in a workplace stretching program. Typically, a stretching program involves 5-10 minutes of warming up and stretching at the beginning of every shift. But what if I told you that stretching might not be the best approach to injury prevention? Research on the prevention of […]
We are often asked the question, “Is this job safe?” The client wants to know if workers are at a high risk of strain or sprain injury and, if so, what they could do to mitigate the risk. If the job is acceptable as it is, they likely want to prioritize resources elsewhere. Some ergonomists […]
This blog was written at the request of a family member who shall remain nameless, although you’ll know her if you see her, phone in hand. What is “text neck”? What causes it? How can you avoid it? If you google “text neck”, you’ll learn that it refers to the posture formed by leaning forward […]
We’re building a new line. We don’t want to repeat the problems of the old line. How can we build for our workers?
Facilities using equipment that “can’t be changed” still, somehow, manage strain/sprain injury risk – we provide platforms, improve tools, use job rotation, and explore the possibility of using exoskeletons. The news that we’re “building a new line” creates a spring of hope that we’ll have an opportunity to eliminate the problems of the old line. […]
Daylight savings (DST), the annual practice of advancing clocks one hour ahead of standard time, starts in the spring. Clocks will be set one hour forward at 2:00 am on the second Sunday in March, which is next weekend! If you get up at the usual time on Sunday, you’ll end up with one less […]