OSHA Regulates Workplace Health and Safety

What is Cal/OSHA?

What is Cal/OSHA? A few weeks ago, someone posed the question, “What is Cal/OSHA?”  My initial reaction was, “Doesn’t everyone know that?”  Then I thought about it, and it can be confusing.  There’s OSHA (Federal,) MIOSHA (Michigan), IOSHA (Indiana), Cal/OSHA, and 19 other state programs. So, what does that all mean?  Just what is OSHA,…

Risk assessments help companies improve.

What is a Risk Assessment?

We often hear about “Risk Assessments,” but what are they, actually?  Why are they important?  And why should they be completed independently? A Risk Assessment is a formal process that is used to identify hazards and risk factors that can have a negative impact on a business, operations, people and the environment.   This can be…

Office workers often experience physical pain

To Ball, or Not to Ball?

During my nearly 30-years as a practicing Ergonomist, I have performed thousands and thousands of office workstation assessments and encountered many unique, interesting, and frustrating situations. I was an undergraduate student in Industrial Engineering when the “kneeling chair” became popular.  The problem with it was that due to the position of the lower legs being…