Reducing Overexertion Injuries

By Delia E. Treaster, Ph.D., CPE, Ergonomic Technical Advisor In recognition of National Ergonomics Month, this blog is part one of a two-part series focusing on ergonomics in the workplace Overexertion injuries cost Ohio employers nearly $134 million and accounted for almost 24% of accepted BWC claims in 2019.  An overexertion can occur when you … Continue reading Reducing Overexertion Injuries

Celebrate National Ergonomics Month with some new moves

By Delia Treaster, Ph.D., CPE, BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor Have you ever noticed your wrists hurt after hours of working at the computer or your back hurts after standing all day at work? Over time, these daily discomforts can add up, leading to undue physical stress, chronic pain and even injury. That’s why practicing proper … Continue reading Celebrate National Ergonomics Month with some new moves

Ergonomics Month spotlight: Lima company not just going through the (repetitive) motions

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager Here’s a recipe for workplace injury. Just start with a 17-step manufacturing process that produces 50 parts per hour. Mix in at least 7,200 hand motions per employee over each eight-hour shift. Repeat the process day in and day out and the end result is quite unappetizing: an … Continue reading Ergonomics Month spotlight: Lima company not just going through the (repetitive) motions

Making ergonomic improvements helps prevent or eliminate injuries

By Mike Lampl, Ergonomics Technical Advisor Did you know each October is National Ergonomics Month? The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society launched it in 2003 to help raise awareness about this important workplace safety topic each year. So, what exactly is ergonomics? According to the International Ergonomics Association, ergonomics (or human factors) is a scientific … Continue reading Making ergonomic improvements helps prevent or eliminate injuries