Ergonomic Issues

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Apr 30, 2018
Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/04/05/597505825/report-ineffective-treatment-often-prescribed-for-lower-back-pain

This article by Rina Shaikh-Lesko describes ineffective back pain treatments as shared on National Public Radio.

Source: NPR

Jan 26, 2018
Bridging the MSI (Musculoskeletal Injury) generation gap

https://www.worksafebc.com/-/media/1C56A11DB2E7441791A0AE0E0B716BA7.ashx

When it comes to protecting people from the most common work-related injury in B.C., today’s multi-generational workplaces demand more than a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Dec 01, 2017
CCOHS Infographics: Musculoskeletal Disorders

http://images.ccohs.ca/products/infographics/download/msds.jpgCCOHS

This infographic, provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, illustrates causes and solutions of musculoskeletal disorders.

Source: CCOHS

Sep 05, 2017
NIOSH Launches Mobile Lifting Calculator App

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-08-14-17.html

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new, free mobile application (app) for smart phones and other mobile devices that can help workers stay safe when manually lifting objects as part of their job.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 27, 2017
Humanics Ergonomics - Ergonomics Resources

http://www.humanics-es.com/recc-ergonomics.htm

Information provided by Humanics Ergonomics on anthropometrics, ergonomic tools, seating, products, injury data, ergonomic reports and much more.

Source: Humanics

Jan 16, 2017
SAIF Topic: Ergonomic Solutions

http://www.saif.com/safetyandhealth/topics/prevent-injuries/ergonomics.html

Learn about ergonomic workstations, mobile devices, proper posture, stretching, and more.

Source: SAIF

Jan 16, 2017
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Ergonomics - Working in a Sitting Position

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/sitting/

Choose from the subtopics listed on the left sidebar relating to all aspects of the ergonomics of working in a seated position including selecting chairs, working in stand/sit positions and more as provided by CCOHS.

Source: CCOHS

Dec 01, 2011
Keele STarT Back Screening Tool Website

http://www.keele.ac.uk/sbst/

The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) is a brief validated tool (Hill et al 2008), designed to screen primary care patients with low back pain for prognostic indicators that are relevant to initial decision making.The use of this tool is free and open to all - no license is required. However, when using the tool please ensure the copyright and funding statement is maintained at all times.

Source: Keele University