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Tasks such as carrying boxes or lifting crates lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries a year. Here are some steps you can take to assess the risks in your workplace and reduce this costly occupational hazard.
When a safety professional has completed the risk assessment phase and is ready to begin taking steps to create an ergonomics program, it's useful to think about the "triangle" of ergonomic risk factors, says Kent Hatcher, M.Sc., AEP, ACE, of Ann...
An Ohio worker with carpal tunnel syndrome can cost his or her employer an estimated $30,000, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. That's one reason the agency has begun offering free, online ergonomics classes.