Category Archives: Ergonomics and the Digital Healthcare Facility

It’s Ergo Expo Time!

The 2015 National Ergonomics Conference & Ergo Expo – the largest ergonomics event in the nation – will be held next week November 17-20, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The event kicks off with conferences on Tuesday the 17th, and … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Ergo Expo 2014?

The 2014 Ergo Expo – the largest ergonomics event in the nation – will be held next month at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Ergo Expo kicks off with conferences and the opening night reception Tuesday December 2rd, and then the … Continue reading

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Ergonomics = Safety in Any Workplace

Supportive, easy-to-use ergonomic products and accessories play an essential role in supporting the overall health and safety of workers in any workplace and provide the following benefits: ▪   Improved comfort ▪   Increased productivity ▪   Improved morale ▪ … Continue reading

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Keep Up the Good Posture!

Tip of the week: Keep your body well positioned for a more comfortable, productive workday Aches, pains, and injuries resulting from poor posture and discomfort are costly yet preventable in most cases with simple, ergonomic solutions. These injuries often present … Continue reading

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Did you know? October is National Ergonomics Month!

October 2014 is National Ergonomics Month (NEM), and we’re celebrating! The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, as a way to highlight the benefits of ergonomics to corporate executives, students, and the general public, established NEM in 2003. So, here at AliMed, … Continue reading

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3 Important Trends in Ergonomics

Whether you are just beginning your ergonomic program, or you efforts are needing to be refreshed and reinforced, consider the following trends happening in ergonomics today, and how you may integrate them into efforts to improve ergonomic conditions in the … Continue reading

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The Value of Ergonomics to an Organization

In the context of workplace health and safety initiatives, ergonomics remains a priority issue being addressed by employers today. The primary reason is that poor ergonomic conditions result in a higher incidence of costly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Yet, despite several … Continue reading

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Why Ergonomics is Essential for Healthcare

In the news release, Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that healthcare workers suffer from the highest numbers of ergonomic-type musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Supporting a productive, injury-free staff … Continue reading

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OSHA’s renewed campaign to reduce MSDs among nurses

A new outreach campaign by OSHA aims to protect health care workers from hazards causing musculoskeletal disorders. The leading cause of injuries among health care workers remains improper patient handling. Last week the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health … Continue reading

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Healthcare Ergonomics: Solutions for a Complex Workplace

When we talk about healthcare ergonomics the issues relating to lifting and moving patients naturally receive much of our attention. After all, the stats continue to show that back injuries account for nearly 50 percent of all workers compensation claims … Continue reading

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