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Nov
National Kinesiology Week - November 13-19 2017

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?

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

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
Keys to Incident Response - Accident Investigation

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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22
Aug
Retail Store Ergonomics

Retail Store Ergonomics

One of the most recognized clothing brands in the world was experiencing an increase in the frequency of musculoskeletal injuries in its North American retail locations....

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21
Aug
Metabolic Expenditure & Heat Stress

Metabolic Expenditure & Heat Stress

EKG was asked to review the program and provide insight on how to best manage the program. On review, we identified two distinct issues. First, the site was treating its full-time employees as un-acclimatized workers, and second defining the work level as moderate to heavy. EKG investigated the cause of theses positions taken by the organization....

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16
Aug
Office Ergonomic Assessment Program

Office Ergonomic Assessment Program

A provincial division with a global energy sector company was struggling to keep up with office ergonomic assessments across multiple office sites. The internal OHS Specialist was trying to complete some of the work load based on their limited ergonomic knowledge, but the majority of the work was being contracted out, and costs were becoming significant. EKG was contracted to build and roll-out an Office Ergonomic Assessment Program within the organization....

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16
Aug
Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) Project

Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) Project

A national healthcare services provider was interested in refining their Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) program. They offer this service to their corporate clients who recognize the value of conducting physical tests of job candidates before formally hiring them to ensure they are capable of performing the physical demands of the job tasks. It was an area of growth for their business, and they recruited EKG to help optimize their POET program....

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16
Aug
Ergonomic Field Assessments & Program Development Project

Ergonomic Field Assessments & Program Development Project

The Canadian division of a global cosmetic manufacturer recognized the need to improve ergonomics within their facility but was struggling to gain traction and a path forward for incorporating it into their operations. There was considerable manual labour required in the production process and staffing levels increasing annually to meet the growing customer demand, resulting in an influx of new workers....

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16
Aug
Comprehensive Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

Comprehensive 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....

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