Entries by Everett Johnson

WATER. REST. SHADE.

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting longer and it is becoming increasingly hotter throughout the day. Every year people die on the job from heat-related incidence. Though the majority of these come from the construction industry, it can happen to anyone. Let’s take it one step further and make sure we […]

Safe and Sound Week, June 12-18, 2017

OSHA has just published their web page dedicated to Safe and Sound Week June 12-18 2017. The have laid out several steps to take leading up to Safe and Sound Week. The site also provides several suggestions for activities for both management and workers, along with several modifiable options to advertise Safe and Sound Week […]

Using Total Worker Health® Concepts to Reduce the Health Risks from Sedentary Work

U.S. workplaces have become increasingly sedentary, with resulting negative health effects. Through its Total Worker Health® Program, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends an integrated approach to addressing sedentary work environments. An integrated approach is one that protects workers from work-related injury and illness and helps them advance their overall health […]

OSHA’s Safe and Sound Campaign

OSHA’s ‘Safe and Sound’ campaign assists employers in keeping workplaces safe and healthy. Agency seeks to stem rising workplace fatality rates in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33789    

Massage for Low Back Pain

The most recent Cochrane review of randomized control trials (RCT) involving relief of low back pain using massage was published in 2015. The review examined 25 RCT and found that massage was better than inactivity in the short term for pain relief. They also found that massage was better than active controls in the short […]

Most Common Musculoskeletal Disorders:

Musculoskeletal disorders in the form of overexertion caused sprain and strain injuries along with repetitive motion injuries were responsible for costing employers over $16 billion in 2013 and accounted for 27% of all reported injuries. Some of the most common MSDs include: Epicondylitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sciatica Low Back Pain Tendonitis Ligament Sprain Thoracic Outlet […]

Overexertion: The Real Issue

If you hadn’t read this title and someone asked you, “What is the top cause of musculoskeletal injury in the workplace?” what would your reply be? Chances are you would have said repetitive motion injuries. Overexertion injuries top the list of workplace related musculoskeletal disorders reported in 2016 in regards to the data from the […]