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Prolonged Standing – Your Safety and Health

Prolonged standing in the industrial workplace has workers performing their job just like an endurance athlete.  The advantage appears to allow the worker to be more mobile and to be able to move around and get more things accomplished.  In theory, it promotes more freedom, efficiency, and productivity. However, based on research, a review of
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Avoid the Health Risks of Too Much Sitting

Over the last several years numerous articles about “The Sitting Too Much”, and sitting for prolonged hours are again coming to light.  Research on the physiologic health risks are piling up.  The research is pointing to a strong association between sitting and chronic disease. “Inactivity physiology — the study of what the body does when
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Sitting ~ A Science

  As we have moved from the age of our grandfathers and grandmothers doing manual tasks, the technological age has created a workforce of people sitting 8-10 hours a day.  The CHAIR has become the culprit where what we sit in, reflects our discomforts. 80% of the American workforce sits at a desk Sit as
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The Comfortable Home Office

Ah, the Remote Teleworker Illustration by Ryan Inzana   After reading the article by Beth Braverman, Money magazine – Be There – Even When You’re Not, the cartoon depicting a home office isn’t too far off.  I know many remote workers who stay in their PJ’s and bathrobe while making those early morning pacific coast
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Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

  By Tony Schwartz ~ New York Times ~ Opinion Pages THINK… Is this you rushing to work? Not a minute to spare?  Golden Cosmos THINK for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run
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Legal Issues Abound in World of Telecommuting …

  Including: Workers’ Compensation, Tax Issues, And Compliance with ADA and OSHA Regulations Telecommuting is defined as using telecommunications technology to allow employees to work from remote locations (including the field, while traveling, or most typically from their homes) instead of commuting to a conventional workplace at a conventional time.  By definition, telecommuting decentralizes, defying
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Today’s Technology, Ergonomics and the Health of the Body

  In today’s workplace, the ergonomic work area has changed.  More and more employees are telecommuting, using a laptop, notebook, or a smart phone to stay in touch with clients.  This technological change will begin to create new musculoskeletal problems for the employee. No longer will he or she sit at a desk with the
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Study on Employee Health Behaviors

Self-Rated Job Performance and Absenteeism According to Employee Engagement, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health Merrill, Ray M. PhD, MPH; Aldana, Steven G. PhD; Pope, James E. MD; Anderson, David R. PhD, LP; Coberley, Carter R. PhD; Grossmeier, Jessica J. PhD; Whitmer, R. William MBA; HERO Research Study Subcommittee Abstract: Objective: To better understand the combined
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COST-BENEFIT AND ROI INFORMATION

Cost-Benefit and ROI Information Studies indicate that ergonomics interventions (self assessment, one-on-one evaluations, training and ongoing coaching) have the greatest impact on preventing musculoskeletal injuries and disease, reducing discomfort, improving productivity, and reducing ergonomic injury costs.  With a $365 annual investment for an employee earning $65,000 annually, the 1 year ROI is 534% with the
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Ergonomics in the Office

Many people don’t realize that a poorly designed computer workstation and/or bad work habits can result in serious health problems. Common problems associated with poor design or habits relating to office ergonomics include discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders, hands and wrists, as well as headaches and eyestrain. These are all symptoms to be
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