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Organizations: Employment and Immigration (2008-2011) Publication Type: Fact Sheet Audience: General Public Employees

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January 1, 2011

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Recently a serious injury occurred to a chemical truck operator’s assistant when a diesel fired heater was being “winterized” by purging the internal heater’s coils using a process called “steaming out the coils”. The seat of the diesel fired heater’s external outlet valve failed, releasing a jet...


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September 1, 2010

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Recent research findings into the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome show just how mysterious the human body can be. This ailment affects up to 10 percent of the population, with women affected more often than men. The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome peaks at approximately age 42 and reveals...


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September 1, 2010

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Carts and wheeled equipment help to make work safer and more efficient in almost every workplace. For example, dollies move heavy equipment parts on shop floors, and wheeled carts carry supplies and materials in office buildings. It’s important, though, to understand how best to work with wheeled...


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September 1, 2010

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A good design takes into account that people vary widely in size and shape.


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September 1, 2010

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Wrist rests for computer keyboards and mice have become commonplace accessories. Like most tools, they have the potential to help or harm you, depending on whether you use them as intended. This brief information sheet presents some tips for choosing and using a wrist rest.


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September 1, 2010

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Contact stress happens when force is concentrated on a small area of the body, pinching or crushing tissue and causing discomfort and often pain. You experience contact stress, for example, when the edge of a work surface digs into your forearm or wrist. This brief fact sheet provides tips for...


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September 1, 2010

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Splints and supports are frequently used by workers suffering from a musculoskeletal injury (MSI), often caused by overuse of the wrist. Many splints are advertised as being useful for preventing injury or as an on-the-job treatment of an existing injury. In general, splints and supports are...


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September 1, 2010

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Most humans need some time to go from deep sleep to complete alertness. This short information sheet looks at the effect of “sleep inertia” on workplace environments such as those for first responders.


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August 1, 2010

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How big should an opening in a structure be to allow a person to pass through it? A simple question can often have a complex answer. Scientists and ergonomists have measured the body dimensions of thousands of people in order to create anthropometric tables, which allow designers to create...


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August 1, 2010

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This guide outlines some of the hazards associated with spray painting and provides information on how to protect yourself.