For more information, call: 573-331-3000

Healthy Business

Workers Who Stand for Long Periods Face Extra Fatigue Factor

26790-95_feet-web

Prolonged standing on the job has not received the attention that ergonomically correct sitting positions have garnered over the past several years, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t health problems associated with being on your feet. A study recently published in Human Factors, the journal of ...
Read more

Lone Workers Need Additional Safety Considerations

26790-95_alone-web

26If it’s true there is safety in numbers, then lone workers may be susceptible to injury simply by the fact there is no one nearby to offer assistance. Employers need to take special precautions to account for these workers during the course of their shift. What ...
Read more

Use These Tips to Prevent Accidents on Construction Sites

26790-95_safety-web

The numbers are chilling. Approximately 150,000 job site injuries occur across the country every year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That means chances are high that someone in your workforce will get hurt on a construction site this year. Construction site injuries ...
Read more

Computer Vision Syndrome Can Cut Into Worker Productivity

26644-95_TiredEyes-web

“Cheater” reading glasses are common among workers who battle the strain of looking at a computer screen all day. However, these quick-fix lenses provide minimal aid in counteracting Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Computer and mobile device usage is contributing to vision problems starting at younger ages ...
Read more

Duration and Decibel Levels Combine to Create Risks to Hearing

26525-95_noiseWarning-web

Hearing loss from excessive noise can be an insidious health risk, gradually increasing in severity until an individual suddenly realizes they are not able to hear as well as they once did. And then it’s too late. Unlike many workplace injuries, hearing loss does not heal ...
Read more

Avoiding Neck Pain Requires Attention to Ergonomic Detail

26525-95_neckPain-web

Sitting properly at the computer may sound like an obvious tip when it comes to preventing neck pain, yet this simple technique is one of the most ignored ergonomic suggestions in the workplace. Keeping your head and neck in a neutral position is the most effective ...
Read more

Heat Stress Risk Makes Summer a Dangerous Season for Workers

26525-95_heatWarning-web

Heat stress is a major occupational hazard for workers in our part of the country during the summer, and employers and employees alike can take steps to minimize the potential danger. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, exposure to extreme heat can ...
Read more