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.
Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says
This article by Rina Shaikh-Lesko describes ineffective back pain treatments as shared on National Public Radio.
Bridging the MSI (Musculoskeletal Injury) generation gap
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
CCOHS Infographics: Musculoskeletal Disorders
This infographic, provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, illustrates causes and solutions of musculoskeletal disorders.
NIOSH Launches Mobile Lifting Calculator App
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.
SAIF Topic: Ergonomic Solutions
Learn about ergonomic workstations, mobile devices, proper posture, stretching, and more.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Ergonomics - Working in a Sitting Position
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.
Keele STarT Back Screening Tool Website
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