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As the pandemic continues to effect every workplace, the need to treat every employee as essential is now more important than ever.
New technologies are great at combating material handling injuries, but workers may still need to move or lift heavy objects. That’s where body mechanics comes in.
Underlying medical conditions are usually the defining feature of an extreme ergonomics accommodation case.
There’s a lot to be learned from the workers’ compensation teams operating during a worldwide pandemic. Here are just three.
When push comes to pull, it’s the method that counts. New guidelines should prevent injuries due to pulling heavy objects.
Here are the top lessons workers’ comp pros have learned about COVID-19, its impact on the workplace and on how to help employees get back to work after illness.
It’s important to look at reserves and falling premiums to better understand the complete picture.
Hear from two successful companies — Seattle City Light and Honda of Canada Manufacturing — on how employee engagement has helped make their respective ergonomic programs a success.
During a recent session at the virtual Ergo Expo conference Facebook’s human factors researcher shared why workplace environment is an important consideration for ergonomists.
These resource centers can help employers navigate the public safety, legal and ethical aspects of curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and minimize related risks.
Northwell Health put employees first when it came to addressing the 6,000 COVID-19 claims they’ve faced so far.
Described as a ‘natural settling place’ for COVID-19 claims, the workers’ comp landscape is just getting started in pandemic-related legal entanglements.
As states continue to review marijuana legality, professionals in the workers’ compensation space are reviewing the benefits and burdens.
OSHA is facing a lawsuit that alleges that they failed to respond adequately to workers’ COVID-19 related safety complaints.
Fatigue is so much more than needing another cup of coffee, it could be a matter of life and death. Although the technology is young, companies are already adopting fatigue identification software.
Since the 1970’s, there has been a misconception that squat lifting is safer than stoop lifting, but research shows fallacies in that theory.
Five recent suits give employers a peek at the COVID-19-related litigation they could face if they mismanage employee safety during the pandemic.
As the cannabis-legalization shift continues to sweep the nation, California growers are uniquely positioned to lead the way on ergonomic controls.
Working remotely is not an option for many businesses, so employers need to carefully devise a plan and protocols to contend with the serious risks associated with coronavirus.