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Are Myofascial Trigger Points a Major Cause of MSDs? Part I

Are Myofascial Trigger Points a Major Cause of MSDs? Part I

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) continue to cost U.S. employers billions of dollars annually to diagnose and treat, but there doesn’t appear to be a noticeable reduction in the incidence of MSDs in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has…

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Can You Trust Employee Health and Wellness to Conventional Medicine?

Can You Trust Employee Health and Wellness to Conventional Medicine?

The United States is the global leader in healthcare spending but its results are dismal, according to several organizations. The latest report is from the Social Progress Index and the results are revealing. According to the report, the United States…

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Safety Training Follow-Up Critical to Employee Retention

Safety Training Follow-Up Critical to Employee Retention

Research shows that if no employee reinforcement occurs after a safety training session then: Immediately After – More than 50% of what is learned will not be transferred to the job. Within 6 months – Up to 75% of the…

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Biophysics Technology a Next Generation Tool in Ergonomic Risk Management

Biophysics Technology a Next Generation Tool in Ergonomic Risk Management

The job of safety professionals is not to reduce cost, or to reduce injury statistics, but to reduce workplace injuries and illness. By taking care of that singular goal, all of the secondary objectives, including productivity and quality improvements, will…

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5 Reasons Why Every Employer Should Take Care of Safety at the Workplace

5 Reasons Why Every Employer Should Take Care of Safety at the Workplace

Occupational hazards and collateral damage have started being taken as a way of life, a part of the routine. They are no longer an anomaly but neither are lawsuits and wailing family members of injured employees. Do we really want…

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5 Workplace Injuries that Result in 67% of Workers Compensation Costs

5 Workplace Injuries that Result in 67% of Workers Compensation Costs

In an economy where cost control is prized, U.S. companies continue to absorb more than $50 billion annually in workers compensation costs. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, workplace injuries and illnesses amounted to $55.4 billion in…

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Transforming Organizational Safety Culture through Lean Management

Transforming Organizational Safety Culture through Lean Management

“It is not the elements of one’s safety program that will get one to world-class safety, it is when you impact the culture so that every individual, without exception makes safety their daily priority.” ~ author Robert Hafey of “Lean…

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Getting to Zero: An Ergonomic Injury Prevention Case Study

Getting to Zero: An Ergonomic Injury Prevention Case Study

Musculoskeletal disorders among American workers have plateaued in recent years. In 2012, ergonomic injuries in the workplace accounted for 34 percent of all occupational injuries and illnesses, according to BLS stats. Further statistics also reveal that workplace musculoskeletal disorder injuries…

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Manage Occupational Risk with Behavior-Based Safety

Manage Occupational Risk with Behavior-Based Safety

“Behavior based safety focuses on what people do, analyzes why they do it, and then applies a research-supported intervention strategy to improve what people do“ ~ E. Scott Geller – Building Successful Safety Teams Behavior-based safety (BBS) turns the traditional…

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Onsite Health and Fitness

Onsite Health and Fitness

Onsite health and fitness has emerged as one of the major workplace opportunities to reduce the risk of injuries over the past few years.  Increasingly, employees are complaining of body aches, reduced mental concentration and an inability to perform required…

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