Ergonomics Programs

See Ron Live!

You’ll soon be able to find The Back School’s director, Ron Porter, presenting at a number of conferences around the country in the next few weeks.

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Police Officer Ergonomics Pt. 2

Earlier this week we began answering a question posed by a former student about laptop trays used in police cruisers. The same Back Scholar had a follow-up question regarding more ergonomic solutions for the utility belts that officers carry while … Continue reading

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Police Officer Ergonomics Pt. 1

For this week’s blog we will be taking a look at a complex ergonomics question that The Back School recently received from a former student working as a risk management consultant. Given the complexity of the question we will be breaking Ron’s answer up into two separate posts. … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Ergonomics

I love coffee. I started drinking it in high school on cold mornings after swim practice. I always drank it black because that’s how they made it. I still love coffee, stopping at a coffee shop almost every day. There … Continue reading

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“Ergo Breaks” for the Industrial/Office/Health Care Athlete

For those of us who specialize in health, wellness, exercise and fitness we have the long held opinion/belief that workplace fitness/exercise programs assist workers in being less prone to work-related injury, require less medical care, use less sick time and … Continue reading

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How to approach an employer who you know needs an ergonomist

An Industrial Therapy Physical Therapist sent this question: “I have had a number of recent clients from a local electronics/medical facility. I am quite sure that the assembly line work environment is responsible for these patients, as they are coming under … Continue reading

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Measuring Success Of Ergonomic Interventions

There are two ways to measure success for an ergonomics intervention. The first way is to measure short and long-term results which would include such things as decreased medical claims, decreased lost time/days, decreased reportable injuries etc., and increased productivity. … Continue reading

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Billing Insurance

Question: When you say Insurance will allow you to charge the approx. $55/15 minutes- is this the company’s workers comp insurance, and if so, is every insurance like this?

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