Workplace Health

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Well-paced in the Fast-paced Workplace
06 Jul 2018, 12:17 pm

Most Singaporean adults spend most of their day in the office – in this article, we share some healthy workplace habits to adopt.

Top 3 Ergonomic Risk-Factors
11 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

When assessing the workplace for ergonomic risks, three factors are usually targeted for elimination and reduction, where elimination is not possible. They are: Sustained Poor PostureHigh Task RepetitionForceful Exertion These 3 ergonomic risk-factors directly lead to muscle fatigue or strain, leaving the body open to injuries. Sustained Poor Posture Sustained poor posture is the most […]

Ergonomical Problems Like Back And Neck Pains Cost Singapore $3.5 Billion A Year
31 Mar 2014, 10:17 am

Ergonomical Problems Like Back And Neck Pains Cost Singapore $3.5 Billion A Year The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute estimates that Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) and other ergonomical problems result in an economic loss of $3.5 billion a year to Singapore1.  This is approximately 1% of Singapore GDP. This may not seem much. However, […]

Additional Sitting Posture Types
03 Oct 2013, 8:54 am

With the advent of laptops and smart phones, our daily working and sitting postures have and new Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) such as the Blackberry Thumb. Steelcase conducted a global study in 11 countries, observing over 2000 people in a wide range of environments and postures. Company researchers discovered nine new sitting postures that were […]

Are You Ready To Get Back To Work? Use The Functional Capacity Evaluation
23 Dec 2012, 11:12 am

How do you know if you are well enough to get to work? Or as an employer, if your employee is ready after a workplace incident? In 2012, the Workplace Safety and Health Council in Singapore revised its guidelines for Occupational Diseases. One of the key approaches to prevent injuries is not to place your employees […]

2012 Global Medical Costs Trends on the Rise
25 Jul 2012, 9:25 am

Global medical costs are rising in every market A recent study released by Tower Watson, 2012 Global Medical Trends, shows an increase in medical costs across every market. Unsurprisingly to us, Musculoskeletal/Back Condition is the global top 5 medical cause towards the high prevalence of medical claims.  In Europe and the US, it’s the No […]

Neck Pain: The Truth On Traction
29 Sep 2011, 4:15 pm

The amount of people working in a desk bound jobs is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, these jobs tend to go hand-in-hand with a greater chance of suffering from prolonged neck and back pain. Maybe for this very reason, currently the most common source of musculoskeletal disability is chronic neck pain. Case Study 1 According to a […]

Anti-Ageing Exercise For Your Lower Back – Good Nourishment Is The Key
24 May 2011, 12:43 pm

The discs in the spine age and degenerate just like all of the other structures in the body. However, today’s sedentary lifestyles often speed up this process. We cannot apply anti-ageing creams or lotions to our discs, but certain exercises can help to maximize the discs nourishment. The Theory: Disc Nutrition The discs are fluid-filled […]

Top 5 Office Exercises
21 May 2011, 6:01 pm

Do you have trouble with neck and back stiffness, and a tingling sensation down to your fingers? Or do you get frequent neck and back stiffness from prolonged sitting in front of computer, with a tingling sensation at your fingers from prolonged typing? The following office exercises are a great way to prevent these symptoms from […]

Want To Correct Your Posture? Try The Cogwheel Model.
26 Jan 2011, 12:00 am

The Cogwheel Model is a theory to correct the posture, where the segments of the body are all related. These segments are like cogwheels, i.e. when one part moves, the others should naturally follow. These segments are the low back/pelvis, trunk and head/neck regions. To correct a slouched posture using the Cogwheel method, you should […]