Ergonomics

Wearable technology for ergonomics training – is it oversold?

Wearable technology has been gaining in popularity. In the workplace, wearable technology is being developed to monitor productivity, to identify safety hazards such as exposure to radiation, gas leaks, heat, or proximity to vehicles, to provide instruction to workers, and to promote health and wellness. Most of us are  familiar with fitness or step trackers, […]
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Our stories: Ergonomics in Poultry Processing

How is this sector unique? It’s no surprise that, in the poultry processing industry, where over 100 chickens per minute are processed, the work tends to be repetitive, awkward, and sometimes forceful. The work environment is cold, workers wear multiple layers of gloves, and floors can be slippery. From an ergonomics perspective, the injury risk […]
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Creating a Culture of Ergonomics: Employee Engagement Strategies

Safety and Health Week is coming up in May, and our clients are calling on us to help them promote ergonomics in their workplaces. Fostering a culture of employee engagement in an ergonomics program involves several key strategies. Training and education: These are two different, but related things. Education provides knowledge – supervisors and managers […]
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How safety programs benefit from a part-time ergonomist

I’ve seen a lot of postings for Health and Safety jobs lately, some of which include “ergonomics” responsibilities such as completing physical demands analyses or manual handling assessments. Safety professionals who have an ergo background could certainly fulfil these responsibilities. However, once in the role, we’ve noticed that safety/ergo professionals tend to be consumed with […]
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