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Workplace ergonomics program prevents musculoskeletal discomfort, injury

October 31, 2014

A comprehensive and proactive workplace ergonomics program can help prevent musculoskeletal discomfort and injury, according to research presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Researchers surveyed more than 200 employees relocating to a new facility with a proactive program that included ergonomic workstations, group training and one-on-one consultations. All participants provided an opinion on how the new program compared with their former workplace which did not provide ergonomic equipment or routine assessments.

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Donation launches limb regeneration research project

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Ekso Bionics receives grant for pediatric exoskeleton development

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The Affordable Care Act and amputees

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