Backsafe® Blog

I’m So Tired of Standing!

I’m So Tired of Standing!

During this busy season, it’s impossible to avoid standing still for long periods of time… Consider waiting in line at the post office…  Standing in the kitchen creating confectionary delights…  Wrapping gifts for hours on end…  Standing ovations at your...

Your Goals, Barriers, and Workers’ Comp Costs

Your Goals, Barriers, and Workers’ Comp Costs

One of the most valuable pieces of advice I have come across in my life is to always keep your attention on your GOAL and not the barriers to accomplishing it. Every worthwhile goal or endeavor has its barriers. The most prized accomplishments are usually those...

When Is The Best Time To Prevent Injuries?

When Is The Best Time To Prevent Injuries?

There is a Chinese proverb that reads “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” This sage advice can apply to many things in our lives. Who doesn’t look in their life’s rearview mirror at times, with a clearer vision of what could...

Backs Don’t Know from Boxes or Babies

Backs Don’t Know from Boxes or Babies

On April 29, I will be in Ohio, speaking at the Annual Warehouse Education and Resource Council (WERC) Conference. A Warehousing and Distribution client and I will be presenting a case study on the significant financial benefits of effectively reducing back and...

A Key to Strong Backs and Good Health

Coaches are always telling athletes that the first thing that goes (weakens) are their legs—and one can’t compete with weak leg muscles! One of the Backsafe® Rules to protect our backs from injury is to use our “elevator” or leg muscles rather than our backs when...

Happy New Year from FIT

It is that time of year—again—when we look back to assess the previous 12 months and to project what will be in store for us over the next 12 months. I love January because it demands a conscious choice: do we hit the restart button or just hit the “keep it rolling”...

Was Your Body Built for This?

“School’s Out” (for summer) by Alice Cooper is an anthem song for kids signifying the freedom of their summer break from school. As we approach the end of summer and the beginning of a brand new school year, I think a celebratory bookend song might be"School...

Bionomics®—Workplace Injury Prevention Breakthrough

Recently one of our trainers (Dr. Paula) visited a new customer to conduct our pre-training onsite assessment at a pallet manufacturing company in order to customize the Bionomic Training workshops for this facility.  In reviewing the assessment, our Lead Trainer...

Happiness vs. Pain…I’ll take happiness please!

Happiness vs. Pain…I’ll take happiness please!

Our last article centered on companies using the “life changing” marketing ploy in their advertising as a new way to endear their products to new prospective buyers.   It got me wondering what is making these ad companies presume that we all need our lives...

Life Changing? Heck yeah!

Last week I swear I heard an ad on the radio about how a company’s oil changewas life changing!  I started laughing because what I hadn’t realized until I heard that, is that “life changing” is the buzz word in marketing today.  Life changing diets, teeth whitening,...

The “Way of the World”, Lost Production & Workers’ Comp

Probably every young person has, at one time or another, heard “Well dear, that is just the ‘way of the world’”. This response is a catch-all response for things that are hard to explain; aren’t pleasant; or for things that have been a certain way for a long time for...

The Opioid Epidemic & Workplace Injury Prevention

According to Consumer Reports over 50% of Americans are taking prescription medication in this country. Pharmaceuticals are a $450 billion industry. Medications do a lot of good for so many people, but most of us would agree that we are an over-prescribed nation. This...