On Site Therapy Blog

 

October – National Ergonomics Month

ERGONOMICS --- fitting a job to a person --- helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs. OSHA.gov MUSCULAR FATIGUE - Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) REPETITIVE WORK “When motions are repeated...

HOW CAN FATIGUE – SORENESS – PAIN IMPACT EMPLOYEE TURNOVER?

Industries with high rates of employee turnover recognize the challenges in finding qualified persons who can learn the skills, demonstrate physical abilities, and achieve employee retention. Each new employee is an investment of time and money to educate, train, and...

Prolonged Standing & Sitting Work – FATIGUE HAZARDS

Workplace hazards of Prolonged Standing and Sitting are not a new phenomenon, however, our understanding of the body’s physiological responses and ergonomic solutions is expanding. The perception of worker fatigue following a workday requiring prolonged postural...

Emerging Use of Compression Wear

The emerging use of compression wear has witnessed decades of validated use in the medical field, recent increased visibility within both amateur & professional sports, and now On Site Therapy® is proud to present the industry’s first line of Occupational Compression...

Special Report – The Cost of Repetitive Strain Injuries

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in addition to spending $20 billion annually on workers’ compensation costs due to Repetitive Strain Injuries, the U.S. spends another $100 billion on lost productivity, employee turnover, and other indirect expenses.

Workplace Hazard – Prolonged Sitting

Prolonged sitting places more stress on the spine, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cardiovascular system than any other position, or body posture. To date our preventative focus has been with ergonomic seating and most recently sit-to-stand solutions. Although somewhat beneficial these solutions do not address the occupational demands and underlying physiological responses.

Workplace Hazard – Prolonged Standing

Standing at work for prolonged periods is an occupational hazard directly linked to both musculoskeletal injuries and chronic health conditions. Studies consistently report evidence of leg/foot & lower back pain, increased fatigue, and leg swelling associated with occupations with constant standing. Not surprisingly repeated exposure to this physical demand without intervention is costing employers an estimated 2 million lost workdays per year and incurs healthcare spending at an estimated at 3 billion per year.

Special Report: The Industrial Athlete

The physicality of WORK is often compared to that of SPORTS. This is so much the case that more and more we hear the label “industrial athlete” being used by many corporate injury prevention & wellness programs. But what are the physical similarities between sports & work? And what are the differences when considering how to improve work performance?