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Ergonomics

Ergonomics is an applied science designed to improve the overall safety, quality and productivity of the workplace. When you factor in the rising expense of cumulative trauma injuries, ergonomics can significantly improve your organization’s bottom line.

EMC’s highly experienced loss control team uses the latest tools and software to help you initiate and monitor an ongoing ergonomics program—from selecting appropriate material handling equipment to developing job descriptions that detail physical demands.

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NIOSH Lifting Equation

Use EMC’s NIOSH lifting equation to determine if your lifting task is safe or if changes are needed.

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Employee Resources

The following resources are available to our commercial lines policyholders. To view these documents, click the links below and enter your policy number when prompted.

Office Stretching Booklet: This booklet is filled with stretching and relaxation exercises for people who spend most of their day seated at a desk or keyboard. The exercises are designed to relax muscles, improve circulation, and decrease the effects of overuse and repetitive motion.

Stretching in the Workplace Booklet: This booklet demonstrates full body stretches that can be used before or during a shift.

Strength Training Exercises: This booklet shows how exercise tubes can be used to strengthen muscles in nearly any convenient location.

Workstation Posture Basics: This handout can be used to remind employees of the correct posture to use while working at a computer.

 

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