Ergonomics, defined as ‘the study of work’, is gaining traction with more and more businesses as they look at design their needs to fit their workers, rather than forcing their worker’s bodies to fit the jobs that need doing. Of course, changing business-as-usual practices and operations can often require additional investment, whether through the modification […]
Look around you. There is a good chance that your co-workers and colleagues are getting older. For the first time in history, four generations are in the workplace at the same time. According to the United Nations, by 2050, one in three people living in the developed world will be over 60. In Australia, one […]
Pregnancy can be a period of great excitement and expectation. For some workers and their families, however, it can be a time for grave concern. A recent study by NIOSH has found that flight attendants might be at higher risk of miscarriage due to sleep disruption, physical job demands, and exposure to cosmic radiation. Birth […]
When a dollar sign is followed by a slew of zeros, it can be hard to grasp the implications in economic and human terms.
The longer we live, the more important quality of life becomes to us.
In this installment of my series examining outreach letters that OSHA recently sent to facilities with two or more 2010 DART incidents, I’m looking at Nursing Care Facilities (NAICS 623110), commonly referred to as nursing homes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “These establishments have a permanent core staff of registered or licensed practical nurses […]
Just because low back pain is a leading cause of disability and lost work time doesn’t mean you and your employer have to be among the sufferers. There are a number of ways to prevent the occurrence of this common and costly complaint.