The right flex: area manufacturers place emphasis on ergonomics to improve wellness
Local company efforts run the gamut — from wellness programs to the design of physical workspaces. “On every job site at every Miron project, we stretch in the morning,” Steve Tyink, vice president of business innovation at Miron Construction Co. Inc. who frequently collaborates with KI to design solutions with ergonomics in mind, says. “We found that 60 percent of our injuries were strains and sprains, mainly in the lower back. This program has virtually eliminated strains and sprains from our workforce.” Repetitive strain injuries are the nation’s most common and costly occupational health issue, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Read more…
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