November-December 2015

 CIS Onsite: Fitness TrainingZumba 2


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.


Current Ergonomic Issues:

How to Reduce Repetitive Motion Injuries

Part 1: Workstation

ergoEstimates 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.

20151112e450Business 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.

blonde hair ladyThere 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?


For additional information on services CIS onsite can provide, please contact  CIS Onsite for more details (866) 298-1312 or email


 Safety Tips: Night Driving


driving 2Daylight 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.

  • Prepare your car for night driving. Clean headlights, taillights, signal lights, mirror faces and windows once a week. (All windows should be cleaned on the inside as well as the outside.
  • Have your headlights properly aimed. Misaimed headlights blind other drivers and reduce your ability to see the road.
  • Don’t drink and drive or consume any medications which warn about operating a motor vehicle while taking them.
  • Avoid smoking when you drive. Smoke’s nicotine and carbon monoxide hamper night vision.
  • If there is any doubt, turn your headlights on. Lights will make it easier for other drivers to see you. Being seen is as important as seeing. (Daylight running lights are only 60% power. At night, you need the full strength of the headlights as well as the tail and marker lights.)
  • Reduce your speed and increase your following distances.
  • When following another vehicle, keep your headlights on low beam so you don’t blind the driver ahead of you.
  • Avoid glare from oncoming bright headlights by watching the right edge of the road and using it as a steering guide.
  • Make frequent stops for light snacks and exercise.
  • If you have car trouble, pull off the road as far as possible. Turn on flashers and the dome light. Stay off the roadway and get passengers away from the area.


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