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Dec

Strategic Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

A global manufacturer of consumer chemical products recognized the need and opportunity to work with EKG to improve ergonomic performance within their facilities in both Canada and the United States. Customized project plans were developed for each site based on their unique characteristics and desires. Common for all sites were project elements that engaged both management and the work force. …

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24
Nov
Cold Construction worker wearing ppe

Cold Stress and Winter Safety

This week several Canadian meteorologists  and climatologists released their predictions for the winter season, and the theme was consistent, we are expecting a traditional Canadian winter ahead. While their forecast may fail to materialize we are alerted to the reality that some Canadian workers will experience cold stress hazards  while on the job, affecting performance and safety. Workers who are …

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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