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10 Tips to Reduce Burnout When Working From Home

by Jennie Dustin, CPE, CSP and Rick Barker, CPE, CSP For a growing number of people, working from home is transitioning from what we thought was a temporary thing to a much longer, perhaps even permanent, change. The novelty of working from home wore off weeks or even months ago. The unique stresses of a… Continue Reading 10 Tips to Reduce Burnout When Working From Home

Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Opioid Abuse and Workplace Injuries

In this month’s installment of “Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What?” Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan explains that there’s  a connection between musculoskeletal disorder injuries and opioids abuse. Watch. To combat the opioid crisis, EHS professionals need to: Understand there is a connection between poor ergonomics and the opioid crisis. Resource the problem to… Continue Reading Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Opioid Abuse and Workplace Injuries

The Bottom Line: Corporate Boards – What Motivates Their Engagement in OHS?

Swedish researchers conducted a study to determine what drives corporate boards to engage in Occupational Health and Safety initiatives and what influences the level of their engagement. Director of Research Blake McGowan, CPE, shares the findings. The five drivers of corporate board engagement are: legal compliance serious event external expectations good for business moral values… Continue Reading The Bottom Line: Corporate Boards – What Motivates Their Engagement in OHS?

Ergonomics for Manufacturing: Ask the Operator is Still the Best Practice

Recent technological advances in MSD risk assessments, like the sensorless computer vision found in Humantech Industrial Ergonomics, enable ergonomics team members to perform accurate assessments in minutes instead of hours. Today’s technology-aided assessments allow non-experts to evaluate jobs with a level of detail formerly reserved for experienced ergonomics professionals, and ergonomics teams to provide better… Continue Reading Ergonomics for Manufacturing: Ask the Operator is Still the Best Practice

Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Industrial Hygiene

“Demystifying Industrial Hygiene: Simplifying the Process” was a session that Dave Risi, CIH, CSP, director of industrial hygiene, would have presented if COVID-19 hadn’t disrupted our conference schedule. As the VelocityEHS Senior Marketing Events Manager, I decided to summarize the key points of this session in this month’s video installment. In summary, to simplify IH… Continue Reading Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Industrial Hygiene

The Bottom Line: The Impact of Mental Stress on Workplace Injuries

Stress can cause a wide range of negative physical and mental health outcomes, and as a result can can lead to workplace injuries. Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan shares the results of a study that confirmed these findings. The impact of stress on workplace injuries are: increases in mental stress increases spinal forces during… Continue Reading The Bottom Line: The Impact of Mental Stress on Workplace Injuries

Complimentary COVID-19 Posters for Your Workplace

VelocityEHS has developed a series of free safety posters for employers to create awareness about best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Place them around your workplace to encourage workers to follow company policies, while also keeping them safe and healthy. Posters cover topics such as wearing masks, proper hand washing, social distancing, and more.

Key Learnings for Ergonomics Success

Ergonomics initiatives come in all shapes, sizes, and expectations for success and are established from the information provided from varying teams in the organization—from HR to EHS to IT.  Understanding the variation is important, but learning to define best practices, which can apply to all our customers, is a cornerstone of the work done by… Continue Reading Key Learnings for Ergonomics Success

Watch a Sneak Peek – The Short Conference is Thursday

Don’t miss these live sessions from VelocityEHS experts during The Short Conference on May 21st. Register once and attend the sessions of your choice.   Restarting Work: Optimizing Human Performance – 10:00 to 11:00 AM ET Blake McGowan, director of ergonomics research, says “Musculoskeletal risk hasn’t gone away during COVID-19 and we need to understand… Continue Reading Watch a Sneak Peek – The Short Conference is Thursday

Our Conferences are Canceled – Now What?

When I reached out to Rahul Nair, Health, Safety and Environment IT Strategy Leader at Cummins, to prepare for his session, “Powering Up Data Management – How Innovative Technologies Drives and Sustains the Ergonomics Process at Cummins” at the NAEM Software, Innovation, & Technology Showcase in March, little did I know a global pandemic was… Continue Reading Our Conferences are Canceled – Now What?