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In the wake of layoffs and factory closings, Michigan lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent the state from adopting an ergonomics standard, claiming it only would aggravate Michigan's job economy.
Hand tools have been in existence since prehistoric times. The transition from the primitive Flintstone-era stone wedges to sophisticatedly engineered tools has changed the way work is performed today.
Strategy is not just for executives or others having to make survival decisions. It's a critical process for any safety leader interested in making substantial change happen, especially with thinning resources.
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.