Many people may not realize this, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers working as a grocery store teller to be a potentially hazardous job. The surprise is that when we think of dangerous jobs, we usually think about construction workers, window washers, or people that take considerable risk to perform their work duties.
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Some building managers and cleaning professionals believe all matting is essentially the same. While this may be true for rental mats, when it comes to high-performance matting systems, there are many types of mats. Selecting the right mat for the right purpose, therefore, can be confusing. Read More ▸
Many facility managers consider installing floor mats only at building entries. While it is true that all commercial facilities, such as offices and office buildings, should have as much as 15-feet of matting installed at all entrances, there are many other locations in the facility where mats should be installed as well. Read More ▸
Standing desks are being hailed as an ergonomically-friendly alternative to the traditional office desk. However, many people view them as something recently introduced. That is not the case. The first standing desks were found in some UK school classrooms as far back as 1899. Teachers believed they improved school hygiene and that students paid more attention when standing. Read More ▸
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) occur in the workplace when workers stand for long periods every day. This type of pain is sometimes referred to as lower ligament WMSD. On average, workers suffering from this type of WMSD are off work eight days per year due to the pain, which can also cost employers millions of dollars in lost productivity. Read More ▸
Studies conducted over the years have found a connection between workers who must stand for long periods of time and a host of health problems, including lower back pain, leg pain, and other discomforts. In addition, what we could call "emotional pain," has also been detected. Read More ▸
The American Podiatric Medical Association reported in 2014 that according to a survey of more than 1,000 US adults, 77 percent had experienced foot pain at one or more times in their lives, but only a third of these people sought expert care by a podiatrist. The report went on to say: Read More ▸