Prevention is the least expensive cure

Noticing a rise in employees taking sick days?

Looking for new office equipment, but not sure what makes a chair or keyboard “ergonomic?”

Seeing a physical therapist, occupational therapist or chiropractor for aches and pains that seem to get worse at work?

We would be happy to help you solve your workplace aches and pains. Read on.

09 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

International Office Ergonomics

Madagascar and Mozambique: International Office Ergonomics Worksite Health & Safety Consultants, LLC provides ergonomic assistance to companies around the globe. During our travels we have learned that each culture and region have unique challenges. Follow along on this new blog series focused on these international ergonomic issues in both the office and industrial settings.  While […]

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14 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

We Are Still Bleeding Money – Annual Report Shows Overexertion Injuries Leading Cost in Workers Compensation

Liberty Mutual’s Annual Report summarizing their research institute’s findings related to reducing injuries and disability came out recently. A very interesting report to those of us working to reduce injuries in workplaces. Unfortunately, the findings of their annual Safety Index for 2014 didn’t show anything surprising – overexertion injuries still lead the way in workers […]

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05 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Winter activities: chores and fun with no injury!

Who knew that in the first week of March we would have to think about being safe in the snow?!! Here are some quick tips to keep in mind to ensure you minimize your chance of an injury . When shoveling snow pick a shovel that has a curved handle if you will be shoveling […]

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19 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Walking Desks

During one of my previous posts I discussed standing at work. Since then people have asked if varying your posture is so good for you how about using a treadmill while I work? Have you seen or read about walking desks?   Walking desks are a fad that will hopefully go away soon. Not only do […]

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12 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Sitting is Killing You!

                    How many of you saw the recent article that compared sitting all day to smoking?  Are both really equally bad for your health? No!  Smoking is much worse for your overall health; sitting for long periods does affect your blood flow and therefore your cardiovascular […]

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30 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

New Employer Resource for Selecting Technology to Work for All

A new website has been launched to help employers select technology (programs and hardware) that will work for all abilities. Looking for a resource regarding creating an inclusive environment where your technology will work for differently-abled/disabled people and meet all current federal accessible technology laws? Check it out: www.PEATworks.org. This is a new site so […]

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17 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Holiday Spirit Without Holiday Back Pain: How to Wrap Presents Ergonomically

Here comes the holiday gift wrapping season!  You can take the easy way out and just use a gift bag and tissue paper but if you believe in wrapping presents there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure the presents are wrapped while minimizing your risk of back, neck, shoulder, or […]

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15 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

DIY Network Commercial Misses the Mark on Promoting Safety

Recently while watching a program on the DIY Network I saw a DIY self-help mini-program/commercial* detailing how you can protect yourself while doing all those DIY projects and was appalled at the serious mistake shown repeatedly!! Great concept DIY Network. Yes, personal protective equipment is needed even for the most basic tasks. However, every single […]

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20 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Are Laptops Designed for Laps?

The use of laptops makes a lot of sense in theory – carry your whole computer with you so that you can work anywhere and anytime. (Note: I didn’t say “all the time”!) Designs for laptops are getting lighter, smaller, and more powerful. However, they come with an inherent flaw: the keyboard and monitor are […]

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13 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Equipment vs. Habit – Which one will hurt you more?

There has been a lot of press recently about sitting versus standing, sitting on a ball, walking on a treadmill or working on a bicycle. Is sitting really worse than smoking for your health? Don’t be pulled in by a lot of hype. There is some truth buried in there but you have to dig […]

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