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Cardinus Launches Specialist Laboratory Ergonomics Course

New Assessment and Training Programme Addresses Needs of Lab Workers. Cardinus Partners with Leading Laboratory Ergonomics Expert.

London, United Kingdom, March 28, 2011 --( Cardinus Risk Management has created an ergonomics risk management and training programme that has been designed especially for laboratory workers.

The company has drawn on its enormous experience of ergonomics and display screen equipment (DSE) training to create the new product. Its award-winning Workstation Safety Plus has been leading the market for more than 12 years.

The new Cardinus programme for laboratory workers, Laboratory Ergonomics Plus, has been produced under the expert guidance of Andrew Nicholson, BSC (Hons), MIEHF, CMIOSH, managing director of Axis Ergonomics Ltd and a principal consultant with more than 30 years experience in the fields of ergonomics and occupational health and safety.

Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “Laboratory workers are exposed to an astonishing number of ergonomic risks. While laboratories have undergone significant investment to make them more productive, the environment, equipment and working practices in a laboratory create very specific problems for workers’ health. I believe laboratories need a dedicated programme designed to deal with the specific challenges of laboratory work, Laboratory Ergonomics Plus fullfils that need.

“Working with Andrew Nicholson has been a very rewarding experience. His knowledge and advice in the area of laboratory ergonomics have been invaluable. Cardinus customers can now enjoy the benefits of our combined knowledge as we continue to work with Andrew to deliver the service.”

Laboratories differ from typical work and DSE environments in a number of ways. Staff often use stools to sit at workbenches. They are required to use microscopes and other specialist optical equipment. Hazardous materials may require the use of enclosures or protective clothing and environments are often very carefully controlled. All of these challenges and many more have been considered in the design of Laboratory Ergonomics Plus from Cardinus.

The programme can be tailored to meet the needs of all laboratory-based businesses, from large multi-nationals to small and medium-sized enterprises. Cardinus has been developing effective ergonomics programmes for more than 12 years. Its customers include many of the world’s leading organisations, central government departments and unions. The company has a dedicated ergonomics website at

The Cardinus approach to effective ergonomics management is to apply simple programmes that provide a modular, adaptable solution. Workstation Safety Plus, the innovative online DSE assessment and e-learning solution, provides award-winning solutions that are fully endorsed by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Cardinus provides on-site and telephonic assessments and, when needed, will supply ergonomic triage and case management solutions.

For more information about Cardinus Risk Management, phone 020 7469 0200, email or visit


Notes to Editors
Cardinus directors, experts and consultants are available for interview and quotes on industry issues. The full range of Cardinus consultancy services can be seen on its website, or you can telephone, 0207 469 0200 (UK) 1-866-966-3420 (US).

About Cardinus
Cardinus is a member company of THB Group PLC and provides online injury reduction solutions and risk management within the safety, fleet and property sectors.

Established in 1995, Cardinus has an enviable track record of working with government and leading blue chip organizations. Cardinus provides solutions to customers across the United Kingdom, the US and worldwide. Solutions include "Workstation Safety Plus" a software solution designed to reduce the risks associated with using DSE and ergonomics; a comprehensive fleet risk solution that combines in-vehicle driver training with online self-assessment; property solutions including fire risk surveys, asbestos assessment and a range of e-learning courses. Cardinus Environmental provides a range of services, including Environmental Essentials.

Cardinus Risk Management Limited, Phoenix House, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BE. Cardinus Risk Management Limited, 10 Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 5SL. For further information please call Cardinus Risk Management Limited on 020 7469 0200 or email

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Cardinus Risk Mangement Ltd
Martyn Moore
+44 7768 261276

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