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When you hear about someone who was hurt doing something silly, be sure to ask why....over and over until you find the real reason.
For most of my career, I’ve been single-minded in my focus on minimizing the risk of strain/sprain injuries. I’m not alone; most ergonomists work in a “safety” capacity, concerned mainly with keeping the demands of the workplace within the physical capabilities of the workforce. We might occasionally concern ourselves with cognitive demands (some much more […]
Injuries to humans can occur when a load is too much, or when the accumulated load exceeds capabilities. Injuries can also occur when the human body is deconditioned. Sometimes the relationship between task and injury is not clear.
On October 2, 2017, the Taylor’d Ergo team attended the CRE-MSD “Manual Materials Handling and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Making it Work!” one-day conference in Mississauga, Ontario. The day started off with a short review on a bit of the history of manual material handling (MMH) injuries in workplaces and a reminder to not forget […]
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 […]