May – June 2018

CIS onsite’s People!

CIS onsite trains, mentors and manages Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC), Physical Therapists, PTAs, Occupational Therapists, COTAs, Massage Therapists, and Case Managers to deliver our comprehensive industrial services to our clients.

CIS onsite is a business serving a very unique niche of preventative care, ergonomics and rehabilitation services onsite in work environments. CIS onsite allows its staff to benefit from a unique and gratifying career experience with a hands-on dynamic work environment in a variety of industrial settings.

How do our partner companies/client’s benefit from CIS onsite’ s philosophy towards its staff- “The Purple People”?

Our industrial care staffThe Purple People” receive ongoing training in ergonomics and injury prevention.  Because of our philosophy, our onsite staff are able to offer full one-on-one employee intervention to our partner companies/client’s employees.   By being onsite and experiencing the job demands first hand, our staff are better able to help the workforce to avoid injuries, recover sooner from injuries and improve the workforce’s quality of life on and off the job. Our staff enjoy educating the workforce and are able to demonstrate and share their passion for injury prevention, ergonomics and industrial rehabilitation to our partner’s/client’s employees.

Our case management staff are highly skilled in helping the industrially injured worker return back to successful employment.  Our staff enjoy working with the industrially injured workers and have strong communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to educate, motivate, facilitate and problem solve to return injured employees to work quickly.

The Purple Team at CIS onsite is able to fulfill their desire for helping individuals (workers) by being able to share their knowledge and make a difference in the lives of those they serve.  This in turn benefits our partners/clients by keeping their workers healthy!

For more information, call CIS onsite at 866-298-1312, or visit our website at www.cisonsite.com.

Office/Administration Injury Prevention

Preventive Measures and Controls

Using Your Telephone
  • Do not cradle the telephone between your shoulder and ear. This can cause decreased circulation, pinched nerves and produce neck and upper back pain.
  • Keep the telephone near your seated location and hold the phone to your ear. If you use the telephone for extended periods of time, consider obtaining a hands-free device.
Material Handling
  • Test the weight of the load to determine if you can safely carry the weight.
  • Plan your route before lifting and carrying the load.
  • Instead of carrying one heavy load, separate it into smaller, lighter packages and make multiple trips. Use a cart or trolley or ask a co-worker for assistance.
  • Place or store heavy items at mid-body height to make retrieval easier.
  • Do not lift objects that are slippery, extremely hot or unevenly balanced.
  • Make sure you can fit through narrow spaces and that your fingers are out of the way when you set the object down.
  • Keep your arms and the load as close to your body as possible.
  • Bend with your knees and let your legs and hips do most of the work.
  • Do not arch your back.
  • Use small steps when walking with a heavy load.
  • Do not use fast or jerky movements when lifting, especially when lifting heavy objects.
  • Always use two hands when pushing or pulling. Do not pull with one arm extended behind your body.
  • Ensure that good visibility is possible without awkward motions such as twisting or stretching. If your vision is blocked when pushing a cart from the back, move to the front corner of the cart to push.
  • Keep your upper arms against your rib cage with your elbows in. Keep your hands at or slightly above waist level. Keep your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Bend your knees slightly and move the load by shifting your weight. For example, with one leg in front of the other, bend your knees and move the load by shifting your weight from your back leg to your front leg.

Source: http://ergo.yale.edu/officeadministrative

Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips for 2018

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. You owe it to yourself and family to enjoy a clean that’s more than dirt-deep. Think allergen-deep. And spring cleaning isn’t something to dread—just follow our easy spring cleaning tips and tricks.

Before you tackle your home, check out our tips for spring cleaning your house below to make sure you don’t miss a spot.

Once you’re ready to get cleaning, use our tips as a guide:

  1. Make a Schedule

Scope out your home: What areas need the most work? Where do you skip during routine cleaning? Those are the best places to start. Regardless of where you start, having a plan for when you’re tackling each room will keep you focused on the task at hand.

  1. De-clutter

Studies have shown that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. The scientific implications of inhaling dust gathered in your home – combined with the psychological stress of coming home to a pile of unsorted laundry after a hard day at work – can take a sudden, unexpected toll. Spend some time organizing your closets, spring cleaning your office, and looking into that junk drawer to eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.

  1. Always Work from Top to Bottom

When you think about how to spring clean your home, it’s important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with a long extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans. Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust from your floors.

  1. Use a HEPA Vacuum

Many people shampoo carpet, or have it professionally cleaned during the springtime. If you’re not looking for that level of commitment, you should at least vacuum with a high-quality HEPA vacuum. It’s one of the best spring cleaning supplies you can arm yourself with. Using a vacuum with HEPA filtration will remove dirt and dust, but it will also remove allergens and impurities from your air. You’ll see this suggestion on just about every spring house cleaning list.

Most vacuums come with attachments, like dusting brushes and crevice tools, and hoses that can be used to clean any location. Use these tools to clean ceiling fans, cobwebs in corners, furniture, pillows, and tight spaces like behind furniture. Be sure to move your furniture too (or at least vacuum under it).

  1. Walls and Windows Need Love too

People almost always think to clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Most dust settles on the floor and other surfaces, but not all of it. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds (starting from the top). On the outside, remove and wipe down the window screens. When it comes to the actual window, using a steam cleaner with a squeegee is a great way to clean windows.

  1. Think Green When You Spring Clean

You want to start spring off on a clean note, so don’t expose yourself to chemicals and toxins. A steam cleaner is one of the best green products for spring cleaning. It can be used to clean your microwave, tile, hard floors, kitchen appliances, bathrooms, and even outdoor areas. Since steam cleaners only use hot water vapor, they are a 100% natural and chemical-free cleaning solution. But keep in mind – not everything can be steam cleaned.

If you don’t have a steam cleaner, one of the best natural combinations for cleaning is white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and water. These ingredients are affordable, non-toxic, and have worked for ages when it comes to cleaning. Goodhousekeeping.com also has an extensive list of other green spring cleaning products.

  1. Don’t Be Scared of the Kitchen and Bathroom

No longer fear cleaning your bathroom! You’ll get through it. Here are a few spots you may forget about:

Kitchens

  • Wipe down your cabinets
  • Go through your pantry and refrigerator, wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items
  • If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to avoid scratching or other issues

Bathrooms

Consider installing a new bathroom fan. Replacing an existing fan or adding a new one can help to ensure your bathroom remains in top notch condition. Not just great for ventilating moisture during showers, these fans are great for odor and vapor removal too. Depending on the unit you select, it may even come with built-in lighting, automatic operation, and other user-friendly features. Other tips for the bathroom include:

  • Change your shower curtain
  • Go through your cosmetics drawer and throw away any expired items
  1. Don’t Forget About Your Air

Replacing furnace and HVAC filters is one of the most important and overlooked parts of spring cleaning. In fact, replacing a standard filter with a more robust one with a high MERV rating does wonders for improving your indoor air quality. When ducts build up dust over winter, and these filters catch those unwanted particles, so they don’t enter your space. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air. If allergens, indoor chemicals, or odors are a larger concern for you, you can also consider getting an air purifier.

  1. Spring Cleaning Safety

Cleaning will more than likely unsettle all the winter dust on furniture and fixtures. If you suffer from allergies or are using heavy-duty cleaners, be sure to read the labels. For safe spring cleaning, wear rubber gloves, masks, scarves and even hairnets. Protective clothing will help guard against skin irritations and allergic reactions.

  1. Let Spring Cleaning Set a New Tone

If your space feels dark and heavy, you can make small changes to help make it light and fresh for spring. Adding new colorful pillows or art are great ways to change up your space. Replacing items like bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments are other ways to transform your rooms for spring and warm weather ahead.

Source: https://www.sylvane.com/blog/spring-cleaning-tips-and-checklist/

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