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Ergonomics Programs

Friday, October 19, 2018
Ergonomics Programs

 

Ergonomics
Colin J. Brigham

1Source has helped companies address ergonomic risk from the initial work-related musculoskeletal disorder analysis to quantitative physical demand evaluation. We have the tools to properly identify workplace stressors that can result in reduced efficiency/productivity. Elimination of the ergonomic risk can result can result in significant reduction in workers' compensation cost and associated liabilities.

Our program of Creating Positive EMOTIONS (Ergonomic Motions) can provide significant cost benefit. Our services have ranged from helping to develop and implement a global ergonomics program to individual exposure assessment and control.

 

For more information on Ergonomics and our Creating Positive EMOTIONS™ please reach out to Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP at cbrigham@1ssh.com, 610.524.5525 x 24.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP
VP Safety Management & Ergonomics


Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these known risk factors for MSDs increases a worker's risk of injury.

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What causes work-related MSDs?

What causes work-related MSDs?

What causes work-related MSDs? Work-related MSDs occur when the physical capabilities of the worker do not match the physical requirements of the job. Prolonged exposure to ergonomic risk factors can cause damage a worker’s body and lead to MSDs. Conditions that are likely to cause MSD problems include the following: Exerting excessive force, Excessive repetition of movements that can irritate tendons and increase pressure on nerves...

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Ergonomics Programs: Creating Positive EMOTIONS

Ergonomics Programs: Creating Positive EMOTIONS

1Source staff has helped companies in a wide variety of business sectors address ergonomic needs from the initial work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) trend analysis to quantitative physical demand evaluation including comparison to population capabilities. Our team of experts has the tools to properly identify and eliminate the workplace stressors that can result in employee injury/illness and inefficiencies.

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