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Ergonomic Equipment, Best Practices Reduce Risk Of Repetitive Motion Injury

When considering the primary cause of on-the-job musculoskeletal injuries, most people likely envision a one-time event, such as an employee lifting a heavy box while bending from the waist instead of their knees or twisting in an awkward position to ...
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When OSHA Regulations Don’t Cover Your Specific Guarding Scenario, Refer ...

When considering guarding devices that protect personnel from hazards that could result in an injury, it’s important to refer to the mandates of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As the top regulatory agency in the U.S., compliance with ...
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Automation: A Friend Or Foe To Ergonomics?

The number one cause of occupational, lost time injuries is bodily reaction to overexertion, which — according to the National Safety Council — accounts for over 30% of days missed. That injury rate of 27 per 10,000 full-time workers is ...
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Improve Warehouse Safety By Adding Protective Guard Netting To These ...

Protective guard netting, also known as “rack guard netting,” “overhead netting,” and “safety netting,” retains and prevents items falling from heights to reach the ground. This protects workers and pedestrians from potentially being struck by a falling object, as well ...
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How Lift Assist Devices Can Improve Worker Ergonomics Across Multiple ...

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among its Top 10 most common causes of workplace injuries in 2020 overexertion was fourth, followed by repetitive motion at fifth. With both of these ...
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Why Amazon’s Focus On Injury Prevention Will Likely Improve Ergonomics ...

When Amazon announced its new WorkingWell program — an effort to improve employee health issues and reduce the risk of injuries — in May 2021, the company’s high-profile emphasis on ergonomics established its leadership position among competitors. The company, perhaps ...
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Is Your Facility As Safe As It Can Be? Use ...

While safety is the number one priority of most industrial facilities, sometimes safety measures—such as pedestrian and traffic barriers and guardrails—aren’t as widely deployed as they could be. Or, dangers may have become overlooked as managers and workers go about ...
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Use These Ergonomic Tools To Lessen The Risk Of Wrist ...

This post is part of the EASE Educational Series: Ergonomic Solutions from Head to Toe The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics documenting nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2019 found that warehousing and storage workers sustained 1,020 ...
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Pedestrian And Traffic Barriers: Regulations, Standards, And Best Practices

Beyond the general duty clause that requires employers to keep workers safe from recognized hazards and 29 CFR 1910.176(a), which requires sufficient safe clearances around mechanical handling equipment and appropriately marked permanent aisles and passageways, the Occupational Health and Safety ...
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Minimize Eye Strain With These Ergonomic Solutions

This post is part of the EASE Educational Series: Ergonomic Solutions from Head to Toe Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that 330 general warehousing and storage workers experienced an eye injury that kept them out of work ...