16
Nov

5 Reasons to Earn Your CES Designation

All-In-One Practical Learning Experience – Our program covers all aspects of ergonomics and provides a clear path to understanding. Each stage of the 5-day course builds upon previous content, walking students through the actual processes.  Unique Personal Attention – Our small class sizes allow us to provide personalized care and attention. Our experienced trainers will engage with participants and provide meaningful insight into …

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13
Nov

RollerMouse Red by Contour – Product Review

The mouse is a standard piece of computer equipment. Computer users use the mouse almost three times as much as the keyboard. As exposure rates are high, improving upper extremity posture while using a computer mouse is very important. Not to mention, using a mouse regularly involves stationary positions, and small and repetitive movements of the same small muscles over …

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10
Nov

National Kinesiology Week – November 13-19 2017

National Kinesiology Week “If all the ways that exercise helped you were replicated in a drug, it would be considered a miracle drug.” – Dr. Ian Blumer National Kinesiology week is an initiative to remind Canada of the amazing healing power of physical activity. Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being, and quality of life of Canadians. …

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8
Nov

A Testimonial You MUST Read – Anthropo-what?

The final day of a week well spent, And the discovery of what anthropometrics meant; A look at ergonomics shown 5 simple ways, Follow this process and your boss, you’ll amaze; Consider the task, station, structure, work and enviro, Assessing these may reduce trips to chiro; The needs will reveal a problem to solve, And a plan thereafter will soon …

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1
Nov

E.K. Gillin & Associates Inc. Newsletter – November 2017

 The Power of Physical Demands Descriptions Physical Demands Descriptions (PDDs) should be a vital component of every company’s Health & Safety and Claims Management programs. Yet all too often, this important ergonomic tool is underutilized, or worse – unemployed altogether.   Physical Demands Descriptions break down the elements of what is physically necessary to perform a given job. A PDD …

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24
Oct
An Investigator Surveys and Accident Scene in an Industrial Setting

Keys to Incident Response – Accident Investigation

Accidents happen, as any parent will tell you, and we are often left wondering why. A critical component of accident investigation is getting to the “why.” A child asks “Why?” to which we generally answer “Because”, only to be asked “Because Why?”. Everyone who has young children has been engaged in this exercise – and while it may seem circular …

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15
Aug

Mould Assessment

EKG was contracted by a restoration firm and insurance company to perform an investigation of the building envelope of an 85 person aided retirement home, as the result of a water intrusion event. The examination utilized nondestructive testing of the structure using thermal imaging, and cameras to investigate wall cavities and voids. Bulk sampling of materials exhibiting mould growth, and …

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“EKG has been a long term partner with our organization, providing solutions to all our external EHS needs, and enhancing our programs.”

Al Beck, Director HR Schaeffler Automotive/FAG Aerospace
25
Jul

Industrial Hygiene Sampling

A medium sized automotive manufacturer needed to evaluate its workplace for chemical hazards associated with worker exposure. As a result, an Major OHSAS 18001 non-compliance finding on the issue. The facility had conducted some industrial hygiene testing in the past, but it was limited in scope and focused solely on one department. The company at the time had over 500 …

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25
Jul

Designated Substance Program

A routine MOL investigation identified that a mid-sized manufacturing site had not assessed its operation for designated substances under O. Reg 490, and that 4 of the 11 designated substances in Ontario were present either as part of the building envelop (asbestos, lead), materials used in their process (silica), or in the equipment (mercury). EKG conducted designated assessment surveys for …

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