Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by consistently compressing a nerve that travels through a fibrous tunnel in the wrist to the hand (hence, carpal tunnel) and one good way to get it appears to be typing and mousing around with your wrists at an angle for long periods of time.
While CTDs or Cumulative Trauma Disorders are a medical disorder and treated as such, ergonomics, the fit between people and their tools and workplaces, represents an important ingredient in treatment and prevention. The bottom line is that ergonomic approaches to CTDs can be viewed simply as good management. Documented evidence supports claims that ergonomic solutions are clearly cost effective because of increased productivity and work output.
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Cumulative trauma disorders are the fastest growing category of occupational injuries in the United States. This program will help you identify ergonomic hazards in your work area and focuses on the prevention of the most common injuries you will face as a healthcare worker.
Office And Computer Ergonomics - In this short training program, we're going to discuss only one part of a good safety program. It's called ergonomics. Ergonomics is nothing new, but there have been a number of improvements and advancements in the study of ergonomics in recent years. This program will help you control your safety at work much better.
Repetitive motion injuries can put your company and employees at risk. Here's a product that will educate your industrial workers for less than the cost of a single injury. Includes a 30-slide PowerPoint CD with handouts and speaker's notes.
Stopping Ergonomic Injuries - Everyone has seen or heard about ergonomics. Most of us have an understanding about ergonomics and what it means but we don’t always incorporate this knowledge into practice on the job. Generally, ergonomics is adapting the work environment to fit your body.
Ergonomics And The Industrial Environment - This course outlines the approach most commonly recommended for identifying and correcting ergonomic problems. It provides basic information that will be useful for employers, workers and others in designing effective programs to prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) in an industrial environment.
This program was designed to cover some of the different issues surrounding ergonomics as it applies to the Video Display Terminal or VDT. Like any tool or workstation, if you do not use the computer correctly, you can cause damage to your body including eyestrain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and stiff neck and back.
Safety training is crucial for all employees, but perhaps none more than for healthcare workers. The risk of injury on the job is high. The main objective of this session is to make employees aware of ergonomic hazards on the job and teach them the precautions they need to take to prevent injuries.
Back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders are rampant in the healthcare industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses' aides, health aides, radiology technologists and therapists, as well as licensed practical nurses and registered nurses, make up six of the top 10 professionals at the greatest risk for back injury.