• An Ergonomics Assessment in the Hospital Setting

    Healthcare Ergonomics October 7, 2013

    Hospitals are complex systems relying on an extremely diverse group of occupations, many of which are physically demanding.  So, hospital employees can be at particularly high risk for development of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD’s).  Injuries among Healthcare Workers rank among the highest by industry according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

  • Introducing The Comfort Zone

    Ergonomics May 14, 2013

    The Back School is pleased to introduce Comfort Zone, a cutting-edge, web-based, ergonomics risk management software program specifically designed for office-based employees. Comfort Zone provides employers a means to identify, measure and correct the factors that impede worker performance and put them at risk of work-related injury. Comfort Zone collects actionable data that enables employersContinue reading

  • Healthcare’s Unique Challenges for Applying Ergonomics

    Healthcare Ergonomics March 20, 2013

    Are Healthcare Environments Any Different Than General Industry? The short answer is undoubtedly, “Yes.” Healthcare environments present a number of unique challenges for applying ergonomics that are not often present in general industry. Those  challenges include but are not limited to: Non-stop Operation – 24/7 means shift work and shared workspaces. Healthcare must serve theContinue reading