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The Silver Linings of 2020

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone is a painfully obvious understatement. Globally, hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, millions of people are unemployed and hungry, and protests continue to surge. To even be typing these words feels surreal and unbelievable, and my deepest sympathies go to every person who has been negatively impacted. Continue Reading The Silver Linings of 2020

The Five Myths and Truths of Ergonomics

To address the societal impact of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries, it’s best to rely on empirical research and tailor the conversation to the positional interests of your audience members. For example, if you’re trying to influence change in a certain approach or method (job rotation) to reduce MSDs at your organization, use facts to support your recommendations. Continue Reading The Five Myths and Truths of Ergonomics

4 Characteristics of an Effective Root Cause Statement

The hardest part of any continuous improvement process is accurately identifying the reason that risk is present in the system to begin with. This is also the most critical step when implementing improvements. Continue Reading 4 Characteristics of an Effective Root Cause Statement

The Bottom Line: “2” is the New “3”

Back by popular demand! The Bottom Line video, “NIOSH Lifting Equation: 2 is the New 3,” produced in 2015, is the most watched installment of this series. Continue Reading The Bottom Line: “2” is the New “3”

3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Home Lifestyle

Last spring, many office employees were suddenly instructed to work from home, but expected to be back within a month or two. Since working from home has become more long-term, organizational leaders are reevaluating where their employees will work in the future. As of August 2020, approximately 42 percent of the working population in the United States is working from home full time. In a recent study, approximately 82 percent of employees prefer to work from home a few days per week when offices eventually reopen. Unfortunately, with many sudden changes come bad habits. Here are three simple ways to improve your work-home lifestyle. Continue Reading 3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Home Lifestyle

Working from Home: The Case for Ergonomics

Now that 42 percent of the workforce has been working remotely (due to COVID-19), 74 percent of companies are planning to make the shift to remote work permanent. By doing this, workers save on operating costs, and employers save on overhead. But what happens when an employee working from home gets injured? Continue Reading Working from Home: The Case for Ergonomics

The Bottom Line: Why the Rise in Workplace Knee Injuries?

Researchers from Finland and The Netherlands conducted a  systematic review of 15 high-quality studies about the relationship between physically demanding work and knee injuries. Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan explains the findings in this video installment. In summary, work-related squatting and kneeling contribute to knee injuries and surgeries. better workplace design and equipment can… Continue Reading The Bottom Line: Why the Rise in Workplace Knee Injuries?

Humantech Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

The Humantech office of VelocityEHS was recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® during the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 27, 2020. This is the eighth year VelocityEHS’ Humantech has received this award. The annual awards program evaluates companies based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee… Continue Reading Humantech Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

A Bright Future for 3D SSPP™ – 3D Static Strength Prediction Program

VelocityEHS recently announced exclusive rights to sell and support 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™), an ergonomics job analysis and design tool originally developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics. With this innovative and research-proven ergonomics technology, VelocityEHS’ Humantech continues to lead the industry by delivering a comprehensive suite of assessment tools that improve the… Continue Reading A Bright Future for 3D SSPP™ – 3D Static Strength Prediction Program

Walking Meetings: The Research Says…

We’ve all been in virtual and in-person meetings that seem to drag on longer than expected, causing meeting fatigue. To combat this, companies are implementing unique methods to keep attendees engaged, like providing snacks, decorating meeting spaces with interesting themes, providing exercise balls as chairs to allow people to move around during a meeting, and… Continue Reading Walking Meetings: The Research Says…