Based on what is currently known about the virus and similar strands that spread from person-to-person, infection happens most frequently among close contacts. The transmission of coronavirus, in general, occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from […]
As schools are shut down to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts are making lunch deliveries to students that may have no other access to a healthy meal. This service is important and beneficial to students, however, this activity presents safety hazards that are important to address. In addition to following all school bus […]
While some telecommuters were already comfortable working from home before the threat of COVID-19 hit, others had to adapt quickly to a home office setting without much thought being given to their home workstation. KEMI has a variety of ergonomic resources available, but that is just one of several health and safety issues to consider […]
Desk work is often not kind to your back. Taking short breaks during the workday to perform these exercises can help relieve the pressure of sitting at your desk. This information is not intended as a substitute for proper health care. If you are being treated for a back problem or other medical condition, exercise only under the direction of your healthcare provider.
This list of ergonomic principles is sure to help you stay comfortable and healthy at your job. Many of these tips help to discourage repetitive motion injuries, as they are a growing concern in the workforce today.
Identifying risks and preventing work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) requires a careful review of certain risk factors.The more successful you are at eliminating or lessening risks, the more successful you’ll be at preventing injuries.