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

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

Ergonomics problems like Back and Neck Pains cost Singapore $3.5 billion a year
31 Mar 2014, 10:17 am

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Instituteestimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders and other ergonomic 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 but when compared to the average 1% productivity growth recorded in the past decade, without these ergonomic […]

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

With the advent of laptops and smart phones, our daily working 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 postures that were a result of […]

Are you ready to get back to work?
23 Dec 2012, 11:12 am

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

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