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Take a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Compliance During Upcoming Virtual Conference

As part of a new VelocityEHS virtual event,“The Short Conference” on May 21, 2020, a panel of experts will discuss the global regulatory framework and discuss some of the trending topics that regulators are prioritizing. Covering both US and international jurisdictions, this panel will help EHS professionals navigate the regulatory uncertainties and stay up–to–date on recent compliance and… Continue Reading Take a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Compliance During Upcoming Virtual Conference

Stuck at Home because of Coronavirus? Follow these Best Practices

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to make its way around the world, the list of companies ordering their employees to work from home grows by the day. For those of you who find yourself spending more time than usual at home, here are some ergonomics best practices that you can follow. While ergonomics analyses… Continue Reading Stuck at Home because of Coronavirus? Follow these Best Practices

Product Review: Mantis Stereo Microscope

If you work in a lab or inspection environment, you probably spend a lot of time with a microscope.  Unfortunately, these magnification devices can be quite unfriendly when it comes to ergonomics. Neck pain and eyestrain are common complaints from frequent users of the traditional microscope. In our latest product review, we meet Craig Smith… Continue Reading Product Review: Mantis Stereo Microscope

Trinity Health Reduced Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk by 30 Percent

Trinity Health was formed in 2013 by the merging of two national Catholic health systems: Trinity Health and Catholic Health East. Today, it is one of the largest Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation serving communities in 21 states, with 90 hospitals and 120 continuing care locations. Like many health care institutions, there was a… Continue Reading Trinity Health Reduced Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk by 30 Percent

Q&A – Ergonomics in Healthcare Webinar

Thank you to those who attended this week’s webinar, “Ergonomics in Healthcare”. As promised, below are the answers to questions you posed during the live event. Q: ­In terms of patient handling, what is happening to address patient care ergonomics for care delivered in the home environment (nurses, nurses’ aides)? A: Safe patient handling in… Continue Reading Q&A – Ergonomics in Healthcare Webinar

Product Review: Pipette Extender

Product Name: Bel-Art Scienceware Ergopet II Memory Adjustable Pipette Controller Description: Bel-Art Scienceware has created a powered pipette controller, the Ergopet II Memory Pipettor.  Although a memory pipettor is common for use in laboratories, this product has the ability to extend in height to allow the pipette tip to be lifted between 4″ and 12ʺ… Continue Reading Product Review: Pipette Extender

Better Medicine Assisted by Better Ergonomics

by Josh Kerst, CPE An excellent article came out today from Pharmaceutical Processing that demonstrates how better and more potent medicine manufacturing can be assisted by ergonomic facility design and layouts. Roche has made a significant commitment to develop potent compounds (a relatively new class of drugs that has many uses) but the major roadblock… Continue Reading Better Medicine Assisted by Better Ergonomics

Mobile Robots Improve Hospital Logistics

By Cecilia Chan As a high school student, I had two part-time hospital jobs: cafeteria worker and patient support worker. My job tasks included meal delivery/pickup, linen delivery, and patient or lab sample transport…so this piece of technology resonates with me. Continuing on the theme of robots changing lives, authors of a 2011 journal article… Continue Reading Mobile Robots Improve Hospital Logistics

A Unique Approach to Safe Patient Handling

By Rick Barker, CPE Toyota has unveiled a new approach to improving the safety and effectiveness of patient handling. Safely handling hospital patients and nursing home residents is becoming an increasingly challenging activity. The number of people requiring nursing care is outpacing the number of nurses, and as our population ages, this rate will only… Continue Reading A Unique Approach to Safe Patient Handling

Patient Lift Devices Gaining More Acceptance?

By Rick Barker, CPE Historically, one of the barriers to implementing lift devices to move hospital patients has been the perception that patients won’t like sling lifts and may feel de-humanized by their use. At the recent AOHP Conference, Stanford Hospital reports having found an increase in patient satisfaction when using lifts as measured through… Continue Reading Patient Lift Devices Gaining More Acceptance?