Tag Archives: musculoskeletal injury

No prolonged standing or sitting

NIOSH recently posted in their science blog that prolonged standing is not healthy–it can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and other health problems.  There have been prior studies saying that sitting for long periods is bad for you.  It sounds like … Continue reading

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Sprains and strains: Spot It. Fix It

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has developed an interactive online tool to recognize some common musculoskeletal hazards (ergonomic problems) and find the best solution.  It only takes about two minutes to run through the six scenarios.  To give … Continue reading

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Reducing repetitive strain injuries: micro breaks

Repetitive strain injuries go back to the days of early scribes.  Doing any one task for an extended period of time will cause stress and fatigue of the muscles. Back in the days of the manual typewriter, there was variety, … Continue reading

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