About Langdon Dement

Langdon Dement is an EHS Advisor with UL Workplace Health and Safety with experience in general industry, healthcare, and Industrial Hygiene consultations. He specializes in industrial hygiene, ergonomics, patient handling, and Job Hazard Analysis within a variety of healthcare and general industry areas. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP), and an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for general industry. He earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Harding University as well as a post-graduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University. Langdon has been a presenter at national conferences such as ASSE’s Safety, NSC, and AIHce. He is a member of ASSE, AIHA, and an advisory member of the Healthcare Practice Specialty working group.

Musculoskeletal disorders increase to 33% of all workplace injuries

2011 saw a relatively unchanged rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work compared with 2010. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2010, compared to 117 in 2011. Although this number remained statistically the same, there was an increase in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) […]

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Patient lifting

Hospitals had the highest number of injuries and illnesses of any industry at 258,000 in 2010. These are facilities that we expect to be among the safest, yet they are the most dangerous. What causes this? From my observations it comes down to short-staffing and lack of time.

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Fatigue – from the roads to the skies

Whether we’re sitting at a desk, working in a factory, driving trucks or even flying airplanes, fatigue can sneak up on us. And fatigue can lead to error. But it’s important to remember that fatigue can be managed. Getting satisfactory sleep and trying to build a routine in your day-to-day activities is the best way […]

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