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.
Stability, clearance and support are keys to a healthy office workstation that promotes good posture in the real world.
In the second part of her series, ergonomics expert Cynthia Roth offers employers advice on what they can do to encourage good mental health and performance among older employees.
OSHA's proposed rule on hexavalent chromium promises a sharp drop in exposure limits.
Injuries and illnesses are falling to all-time lows, yet fatalities and workers' compensation costs keep going up. Many experts think under-recording is rampant. What can you do to assure your OSHA log is accurate?
Changes in the body and the mind as we age require employers to take steps to adapt the workplace and tasks before injuries occur. In part one of her series, ergonomics expert Cynthia Roth examines the physical changes facing aging workers and...
If your employees must work outside during harsh winter weather conditions, then special steps must be taken to protect them from the cold and wind.
Suppose your hospital receives a kit containing equipment for an epidural anesthetic and in the kit is a syringe lacking an engineered sharp protector. May you lawfully use the syringe?
Experts estimate 1 to 2 million U.S. workers are still exposed to silica. With thousands afflicted by silicosis annually and litigation rising, will silica be the next asbestos?