CIS Onsite has been the epitome of health and wellness throughout the entirety of its existent for each and every client it has serviced. Over time, CIS Onsite has progressed to refine its services to meet the needs of our clients today. CIS Onsite is proud to announce its new Fitness Training program beginning fall of 2015.
The CIS Onsite Fitness Training Program is meant to provide our client’s employees the ability to receive 1 on 1 personal training designed for their fitness goals. Whether it’s losing a few pounds, increasing strength, or just getting back into the swing of exercising, CIS Onsite will provide the trained exercise experts that will guide and coach all the way through.
Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly training sessions are available. In addition, “online” consultations and exercise regimens are available for those who feel they are able to self-direct their fitness program.
How to Reduce Repetitive Motion Injuries
Part 1: Workstation
Estimates suggest that repetitive motion injuries cost United States businesses over $20 billion just in workers’ compensation alone. Factor in the costs of employee replacement, productivity loss, and other related expenses, and we’re talking upwards of another $100 billion.
Business costs aside, Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs) are a heavy burden to the individual as well. RMIs are painful, costly to treat, and are often times permanent. Permanent injuries put a damper on an individual’s ability to perform the jobs in which they have been trained, meaning there may be the additional stressor of finding work in a new field.
The good news is that with the right work practices and controls, you can significantly reduce workplace hazards that contribute to RMIs.
Unfortunately, many workplaces make the mistake of designing employee workstations in a manner that accommodates a broad spectrum of workers. It sounds like a matter of efficiency, but how exactly does this help a specific individual? A workstation ergonomically appropriate for one employee may not be so for the next. It’s important the workstation fits the employee, not the other way around.
There are dozens of ways a workstation can be designed to reduce the risks of RMIs, but the basic idea is to set it up in such a way that the need for movement is limited. For example, frequently-used desk equipment should be within easy reach, not pushed back to a location on the desk that requires an employee to stretch for it. Or, for a worker operating a piece of machinery: are the controls located in a position that requires the worker to bend down every time they need to input a command? If so, how can you alter the workstation or equipment design to accommodate the worker?
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Safety Tips: Night Driving
Daylight Saving Time ends every year on the first Sunday in November. This means it starts to get darker earlier. As we set our clocks backward by one hour in most areas of the country, here are some tips for driving at night.