1:18 am June 20, 2018

Hip Hop to Workplace Ergonomics?

Source: Kristen Cederlind

Hip hop about workplace ergonomics?  That’s exactly what SAIF Corporation did in this incredibly fun video.  It’s loaded with some great moves but also practical tips to avoid workplace injuries.  Check out the video and be sure to share!

Ergonomic solutions to reduce repetition, force, weight and awkward or sustained postures are invaluable for reducing the risk of musculoskeletal discomfort. However, environmental factors must also be addressed to ensure optimal workplace safety.

6 Tips, Avoiding Trips and Falls

When performing ergonomic assessments, make sure to observe and address the following risk factors for slips, trips and falls:

  • General housekeeping – clutter, including electrical cords, hoses, or other hazards such as loose mats or rugs, should be removed from walkways
  • Footwear – Footwear must be appropriate for the job being performed – such as use of slip-resistant shoes in wet environments
  • Lighting – Light fixtures should provide sufficient lighting for all walkways and work areas. Replacing missing bulbs or adding additional light sources will help.
  • Chairs, ladders, and stools – any piece of equipment that will be sat on or stepped on should be
  • routinely checked for safety and function. Missing wheels? Missing bolts? Unstable? Take it out of commission!
  • Awareness of surroundings – is there evidence of distracted walking (walking while looking at or using phone)? In addition to avoiding phone use while driving, drivers must also be increasingly aware of pedestrians who are distracted by their phones.

These tips are just the tip of the iceberg.  Need help?  Contact the ergonomics experts at WorkWell today.


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