Safe Supervisor Newsletter December 2016
Case Study Shows Benefits of Participatory Ergonomics Continue for Years
Participatory ergonomics is an approach that involves active participation of employees in developing solutions and implementing change to prevent musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and low-back pain, which account for approximately 40% of workers’ comp claims. The idea behind participatory ergonomics programs is to encourage workplace stakeholders to work together to identify and remove the hazards or risk factors that can cause or aggravate MSIs, such as doing repetitive tasks and working in awkward positions.
Seven Statistics: Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is odorless and colorless and is known as “the silent killer” because it kills without warning. CO is deadly because it displaces the oxygen from your blood stream. On average, 500 people die from carbon monoxide in North America each year.