Category: Health and Wellness

EHS On Tap E127: The Importance of MSD Prevention

On episode 127 of EHS On Tap, Corinne Towler, director of the National Safety Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, and Emily Prentice, senior research associate for the MSD Solutions Lab, talk about new research on musculoskeletal disorder prevention. Recorded at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego.

100 Employers Join Safety Council’s Ergonomics Pledge

The National Safety Council (NSC) announced that 100 organizations have made commitments to address workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Employers agreed to an MSD Pledge, launched in June by the NSC and Amazon.com Inc. The council’s MSD Solutions Lab developed the MSD Pledge to address what the NSC characterized as the most common workplace injury. Employers […]

Infographic: Ergonomics

Implementing an ergonomic process helps reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders in many kinds of industries. Here are the important elements of an ergonomic process, as outlined by OSHA.

Faces of EHS: Adele Abrams on Staying the Course Ethically

Adele Abrams is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., a multi-attorney firm focusing on safety, health and employment law nationwide. Adele is an Associate Safety Professional, and Certified Mine Safety Professional, and she instructs on employment law at University of Colorado and Catholic […]

Back to Basics: Ergonomic Hazards and Solutions

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine ergonomic hazards, solutions, and musculoskeletal disorder prevention. Ergonomics is defined by OSHA as “fitting a job to a person,” and it can help lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity, and reduce the […]

Infographic: Suicide Prevention

This week, September 5-9, 2022, is Construction Suicide Prevention Week. OSHA created this week back in 2020 in partnership with many sponsors in the construction industry in order to raise awareness about the high number of suicides in construction, and to provide resources to help prevention efforts. Here’s what you need to know about suicide prevention in construction. […]

Ergonomics: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) may be costing you in employee days away from work. MSD hazards and ergonomic practices also still command the attention of safety and health inspectors, so you need to understand your facility’s MSD hazards and appropriate ergonomic interventions. Despite the 2001 revocation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) ergonomics standard, […]

EHS On Tap: E125 Helping Workers Deal With Stress and Build a Sense of Community

On episode 125 of EHS On Tap, Neil Shah, founder of International Wellbeing Insights and Chief De-Stressing Officer of The Stress Management Society, talks about how employers can help workers deal with stress and build a sense of community and hope.

Back to Basics: Suicide Prevention in Construction

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine suicide prevention in the construction industry. This week, September 5-9, 2022, is Construction Suicide Prevention Week. OSHA created this week back in 2020 in partnership with many sponsors in the construction […]