Can the concept of “value streams” prove useful in advancing worker safety? According to two recent major case studies, the answer is an emphatic “yes.”
Both studies will be unveiled on October 2 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Chicago. Atlas Director of Ergonomic... - September 20, 2013
Tony Silva has joined Atlas Ergonomics, the nationwide provider of ergonomics technology and services, as Director of Ergonomics Services. - July 14, 2012
As the entire transportation industry knows, commercial drivers suffer especially high risks for on-the-job injury. Physical function post-offer pre-employment screens can reduce injury risks dramatically, but can also open the door to legal challenges if not conducted carefully.
Two industry experts... - April 25, 2012
More than ever, modern culture and technology encourage weight gain, lawsuits and geographically dispersed workforces. Each trend presents a distinct, growing challenge to employee health and safety--and employers' financial health.
Atlas Ergonomics founder Drew Bossen, PT, MBA will relate Atlas' real-world... - March 18, 2012
In the past decade, Safe Patient Handling has been a hot topic within the nation's hospitals and other health care facilities, many of which now have Safe Patient Handling Management (SPHM) programs. Yet nursing personnel continue to suffer more work-related musculoskeletal disorders than any other U.S. - March 09, 2012
At last year’s National Ergonomics Convention and Expo (NECE), Atlas Ergonomics founder Drew Bossen provided a workshop that began leading the efforts of hundreds of injury prevention specialists. His leadership continued throughout the year via a series of NECE sponsored webinars.
At this year's... - November 23, 2011
As the modern workforce ages and becomes more overweight, employers find themselves facing dramatic new safety, productivity and cost implications.
Atlas Ergonomics founder and Chief Executive Officer Drew Bossen will present the latest findings on the relationship between aging, obesity and injuries,... - October 22, 2011
Healthcare workers often risk their own health and safety in handling patients, even when appropriate mechanical lifts are available. This risky behavior may be due largely to lack of understanding, according to a recent study by Atlas Ergonomics.
In a survey of more than 2400 employees in a healthcare... - June 19, 2009
It's no secret that commercial truck drivers have high-risk jobs. What surprises most people is learning that a significant percentage of risk comes from the physical toll of sitting in and operating the vehicle. Even more surprisingly, as a recent Atlas Ergonomics study shows, long hours behind the... - April 24, 2009
Measuring critical metrics helps overcome political, cultural, and other barriers that often challenge an effective safe patient handling and movement program, according to Drew Bossen, founder of Atlas Ergonomics, the company that pioneered measurable ergonomics protocols and services.
Bossen, a licensed... - March 20, 2009
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC, the nation's largest provider of ergonomics services to employers, announced today that it has added 29 groups to its nationwide network, and now offers services in 1147 locations. Known for its results-based ergonomics programs, Atlas works with its nationwide network of physical... - February 18, 2009
Good ergonomic furniture and proper individual adjustments does measurably improve employee safety and comfort to a degree. The final, and most important step is making sure employees understand how to adjust and use their furniture, and why proper usage is vital to their health and safety. Employee... - January 30, 2009
Good chairs can help employees even more than you might think. Keyboard trays, on the other hand, often don't help as promised. Benefits of both depend largely on proper usage.
These are just some of the surprises in Atlas Ergonomics' most recently released white paper, "Office Ergonomics Trends... - December 24, 2008
Known as a pioneer in reducing work-related injuries and costs, Atlas Ergonomics will its share its proven, systematic approach to optimizing industrial ergonomics in three presentations at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, December 2 through 5, 2008 in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, December... - November 27, 2008
Most office furniture is designed to be comfortable for people of average height. Does that put very tall and very short people at equally high risk of discomfort? Most people in charge of office ergonomics thought so. But actually, short people (under 5’6”) are far more likely to be hurt... - November 07, 2008
After a 12-month ergonomics program, bus drivers in Grand Rapids, Mich. report a 50% drop in high and extreme levels or pain or discomfort. The results were obtained as a result of a joint effort between the region’s transit system, The Rapid, and Atlas Ergonomics, an organization that specializes... - October 08, 2008
The American Trucking Association has asked Atlas Ergonomics, LLC to update its members on the state of ergonomics within the trucking industry.
Atlas, specialists in reducing work-related injuries and their costs, will address industry safety and human resource leaders at the Safety and Loss Prevention... - September 17, 2008
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC announced today that it has added 22 groups to its ergonomic service provider network, and now offers services in over 1,100 locations nationwide. Known for its results-based ergonomics programs, Atlas works through the nation’s largest network of physical therapists, occupational... - September 05, 2008
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC, the nation’s largest provider of ergonomics services to employers, announced today that it has added 59 groups to its nationwide network, and now offers services in 935 locations nationwide. Known for its results-based ergonomics programs, Atlas works with its nationwide... - May 14, 2008
In its ongoing mission to improve health and safety for office workers nationwide, Atlas Ergonomics announced today that it will make its web-based risk assessment and training software available free to U.S. organizations with 10,000 or more office employees. Atlas does ask that clients exclusively... - April 02, 2008
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC, specialists in reducing work-related injuries and related costs, will share findings from applied research and intervention in office and healthcare ergonomics at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, November 27 through 30, 2007 in Las Vegas.
On Thursday, November... - November 28, 2007
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC announced today that it has further expanded its ability to offer results-based ergonomics assistance to employers in North America. Uniquely, Atlas works with a nationwide network of physical and occupational therapists and ergonomists to reduce work-related injuries among employees,... - November 09, 2007
Within 9 months of working with drivers, Workers' Compensation claims dropped 22% and severe driver discomfort was cut by nearly half, according to Interstate Distributor Company of Tacoma WA and Atlas Ergonomics of Grand Haven MI.
The process started one year ago, when Interstate and Atlas began working... - October 21, 2007
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC announced today that it has further expanded its ability to offer results-based ergonomics assistance to businesses in North America by adding five uniquely qualified physical therapist groups. - August 12, 2007
Herman Miller (NASDAQ: MLHR) recently announced to its dealers that Atlas Ergonomics has been chosen as an ergonomic service provider for their clients. The announcement comes after months of careful consideration by Herman Miller of the needs of their clients. Atlas was named in addition to a current... - June 21, 2007
Every June, the office furniture industry gathers at NeoCon to reveal its most anticipated new ergonomic designs. But each of those new designs comes to market missing one vital component: user knowledge.
On June 11, Atlas Ergonomics founder Drew Bossen will present, "Ergonomics and the Essence... - June 06, 2007
In support of its ongoing mission to promote safer work environments, Atlas Ergonomics will share its most recent discoveries in analyzing risks to employee safety and reducing injuries in industrial settings. - May 24, 2007
Atlas Ergonomics, the leading provider of ergonomic and wellness services to the trucking industry, announced an agreement with The Rapid, the transit system in metro Grand Rapids. Atlas will implement its leading-edge technology to help reduce discomfort and injury risk among The Rapid’s 190 drivers. - May 05, 2007
Atlas Ergonomics will share recent results of its extensive study of the relationship between employee training and reported discomfort among office workers. The presentation will take place March 13 at the Applied Ergonomics conference in Dallas.
David Brodie, Atlas director of ergonomic services,... - March 08, 2007
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC, specialists in reducing work-related injuries and related costs, will share another year of documented breakthroughs in real-world ergonomics at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, November 27 through 30, 2006 in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, November 28, Atlas ergonomic... - November 28, 2006
Atlas Ergonomics announced today that Con-way Truckload Services, a division of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) has signed an agreement with the company to provide technology and services designed to improve the quality of life for drivers by improving their health and wellness. Atlas will provide Con-way... - November 27, 2006
Few outsiders can imagine the physical, family and personal challenges that come with a truck driver's job. Schneider National Inc. (Green Bay, Wis.), a transportation and logistics company serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500®, has implemented a comprehensive program to help drivers meet these challenges, and to work and live in optimal health. - November 01, 2006
Innovative high-tech furniture can be a start in reducing employee discomfort. However, as a nine-month study by Atlas Ergonomics documents, merely having the right furniture is not enough. Knowledge is a key component in enhancing worker health and safety.
When 1008 office employees were trained... - September 28, 2006
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC, a provider of results-based ergonomic services, announced today that it has expanded its service network with several additional ergonomic service providers. The following new providers have completed Atlas’ training, and will immediately begin offering Atlas’... - August 29, 2006
Building on its success in maximizing health and safety of thousands of office and transportation workers, Atlas Ergonomics (Grand Haven, MI) announced today that it will expand its services to include industrial ergonomics and wellness services. Atlas will support these services with its nationwide... - July 29, 2006
Recent research conducted by Atlas Ergonomics indicates that the most influential factor in reducing employee discomfort and the risk of injury, is their knowledge on how to use the ergonomic products provided to them.
While 46% of surveyed employees feel they have good or complete knowledge of work... - July 21, 2006
Interstate Distributor Company (Tacoma, WA) announced today that it will work with Atlas Ergonomics (Grand Haven, MI) in an innovative, multi-phase initiative to maximize the comfort, health and safety of Interstate’s 3,000 truck drivers.
The two organizations will implement Atlas’ proven... - July 12, 2006
In support of its mission to encourage continuous improvement in worker health and safety, Atlas Ergonomics will share recent discoveries and results of its bottom-line approach at three national conferences in June. - May 24, 2006