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Happiness vs. Pain…I’ll take happiness please!
Our last  centered on companies using the “life changing” marketing ploy in their adve...
The Opioid Epidemic & Workplace Injury Prevention
According to over 50% of Americans are taking prescription medication in this country. Pharmac...
Getting Older Doesn't Have to hurt
Getting Older Doesn’t Have To Hurt!Posted October 16, 2017 by backsafe®Payments-2Aging is an inte...
Back Pain is NOT a normal Condition
Back Pain is NOT a Normal Condition!I recently read an article that claimed that back pain is a norm...
Sitting, Ergonomics and the Executive Part 1
Your body has 62,500 miles of blood vessels (amazing fact!). Blood provides oxygen, nutrition and ta...
Sitting, Ergonomics and the Executive Part 2
Our last edition defined CMT (Cumulative Microtrauma) the cause of most physical discomfort attendan...
Sitting, Ergonomics and the Executive Part 3
The Mouse is a BIG Deal! Who knew?In our last 2 editions of we began our discussion on how to preve...
Lucky VS Prepared
Luck, A Poor Workers’ Comp StrategyI have been in the workplace injury prevention business now for...
I'm So Tired of Standing!
During this busy season, it’s impossible to avoid standing still for long periods of time…Consid...
Turkey Safety... or how to lift the bird?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and likely most of you have already begun to plan an epic fe...
Tech Neck...Yes It's a Thing
We’ve all seen them, pedestrians stooped forward over the ubiquitous mobile device…seemingly obl...
Just Another Life-Changing Day at FIT
Just Another Life-changing Day at FIT!We recently wrapped up a total of 5 days of training for appro...
What Muscles Wish You Knew About Reversing Years of Damage
Athletes stretch for top performance in their sports. This type of stretching is dynamic, meaning ev...
Microbreaks are good for Mind and Body
Chances are you’re seated right now, hunched over a keyboard. hunched-over-keyboards.If you’ve s...
Driving Backsafe® Style
Driving…Backsafe® Style!Did you know that 80% of the US population will experience a back inciden...
Bad Knees and Lifting Objects
“My knees hurt. It’s hard for me to lift properly…” Knee issues are very common but there ...
Workers' Comp Glass Half Full Despite Bad News and Losses
Workers' Comp Glass Half Full Despite Bad News and LossesIn today’s world of network news, cable n...
Workers' Comp, Safety and "Us vs. Them" Syndrome
Several years ago while on a business trip to Washington, D.C. I had the opportunity to meet the Vic...
Is Sitting Really A Non-Strenuous Activity?
Is Sitting Really a Non-Strenuous Activity?By Vincent PorteraA walk through the offices of any compa...
Why Training Does Not Prevent Back Injuries
Why Training Does Not Prevent Back InjuriesBy Dennis DowningBack injuries have been the bane of indu...
Three Simple Rules For Back Safety
Three Simple Rules For Back SafetyBy Dennis DowningIt is has been widely reported that 80% of o...
What You Don't Know Could Hurt You
What You Don't Know Could Hurt YouFIT Ergonomics: Keeping your workforce safe and healthyBy Den...
Is your laptop a pain in the neck?
Is Your Laptop A Pain In The Neck?By Dr. Vincent PorteraLaptops, due to advanced technology and a de...
Governor Schwartzenegger changes how workplace injuries...
The new law changes workplace injuries are evaluated... The new system changes the factor determinin...
Preventing Work Injury
To view this blog post, This will go over keeping the workforce healthy and safe by Dr. Vince P...
Ergonomics Guidelines APPROVED for Nursing Homes!
The Worker's Compensation Committees at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators unanimously...
Workers Compensation Solutions Aimed at the Wrong Target
WORKERS COMPENSATION SOLUTIONS AIMED AT THE WRONG TARGETCorporations and government agencies alike h...
Bionomic™ Injury Prevention Tips
Bionomic™ Injury Prevention Tips For You and Your EmployeesYou just arrived home from a day at wor...
Ergonomics vs. Bionomics
Ergonomics vs. BionomicsThe difference between ergonomics and Bionomics is that the focus isn't on t...
Aging Workforce Problem
Aging Workforce Problem"Aging workforce" is a term often heard throughout corporate America. We have...
Injury Prevention Essential to Controlling Workers' Comp
Injury Prevention Essential to Controlling Workers' CompDecember 15, 2008 -- Future Industrial Techn...
Back Training Study in New England Journal of Medicine Flawed
Back Training Study in New England Journal of Medicine FlawedI would like to say hello to everyone a...
Kendall-Jackson - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Barrel of Cure
Kendall-Jackson - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Barrel of CureA new generation of proactive, wor...
Workers' Comp - A Different Perspective On Cause & Effect
Workers' Comp - A Different Perspective On Cause & EffectIf one looks at the essence of manageme...
Creator Cancels Recall Of All Spines
Creator Cancels Recall Of All SpinesNews Flash - Due to the inordinate number of back injuries over ...
Ethics, Trust and Workers' Comp
Ethics, Trust and Workers' CompThe United States economy, driven by capitalism, is the richest in th...
Science and Art of Injury Prevention Training
Science and Art of Injury Prevention TrainingI was sitting in the back of the room listening to a ch...
Press Release
Press ReleaseThe 5th Annual Eastern Ergonomic Conference was recently held in Boston, MA.A presentat...
Workers' Compensation, Fraud and Alligator Arms
Workers' Compensation, Fraud and Alligator ArmsIt may have happened to you before. You are enjoying ...
Workers' Comp; Your Company's Organizational Chart; and Common Sense
Workers' Comp; Your Company's Organizational Chart; and Common SenseAn Organizational Chart is defin...
Personal Risk Control - Are You In Charge?
Personal Risk Control - Are You In Charge?Every company, whether it is posted on their Organizationa...
Workers' Compensation, Goals, Scrums and Solutions
Workers' Compensation, Goals, Scrums and SolutionsIn 1990 I began my workers' compensation career wi...
Workplace Injury Prevention and Ice Cubes to Eskimos
Workplace Injury Prevention and Ice Cubes to EskimosF.I.T. has been in the business of preventing wo...
A New Perspective on the "Have and Have-Nots" of Worker's Comp
A New Perspective on the "Have and Have-Nots" of Worker's CompIf one was to define "", it could...
Every Financial Crisis Offers a Financial Lesson
Every Financial Crisis Offers a Financial LessonMany of you have read our workers' comp related news...
How Much Is A Cure For Back Injuries Worth To You, Your Company, Your Country?
How Much Is A Cure For Back Injuries Worth To You, Your Company, Your Country?People all over the gl...
Workers' Comp Costs Bites!
Workers' Comp Costs Bites!How Four Companies Close Door on Workers' Comp SpendingHere we go again, a...
New Weapon in Your Workers' Comp Arsenal
New Weapon in Your Workers' Comp ArsenalI had the pleasure of attending the CA Workers' Comp Forum i...
Worker's Comp Premiums & Government taxes Roll Downhill
Workers' Comp Premiums & Government Taxes Roll DownhillI received the following "news" from our ...
Turning Workers' Comp Costs Into Sources of New Revenue
Turning Workers' Comp Costs Into Sources of New Revenue — Plug The Hole In Your Organizational Cha...
Kids Backpack and Employee Sprain/Strain Fix
Kids Backpack and Employee Sprain/Strain FixThe end of summer is upon us and kids are starting back ...
Labor-Management Relations and Workers' Comp
Labor-Management Relations and Workers' CompOver the last 17 years we have had the privilege of work...
Elusive Solution To Back Injuries; Ruined Lives; Wasted $Billions
Several years ago an Egyptologist (expert at Egyptian history) presented me with the oldest recordab...
Germs of its own destruction!
Germ of Its Own DestructionI recently read an article that mentioned the theory that every species h...
Perceptions of Workers' Comp and Employee Relations
The amazing thing about this ability to perceive things beyond the physical world is that it's as ac...
Worker's Comp and The Drug Cartel in Columbia
Not only would they continue to use military force against the cartels, but would concurrently launc...
Workers' Comp - Effective Managing or Stressful COPING
A few months ago I read two articles that made me shake my head once again about the plight of worke...
Proven Wellness Approach Links Workers' Comp, Benefits and EH&S
Health care costs are a primary concern for Risk Managers, HR Directors, families, and individuals a...
Workers' Comp, Problem Solving and Toupees
I was recently emailed a picture of what success would look like if drawn as a line. It was not a ni...
Aging Workers—Turning Risk Liability To Workers' Comp Windfall!
Much is written about the "aging workforce" and its various challenges for workers' comp budgets. Li...
Management Goals & Workers' Comp
At the beginning of every new year many of us evaluate what we had accomplished the previous year an...
"Employees Don't Listen!"... Really?
Twenty years ago or so when conducting research into why back injuries wouldn't go away, we discover...
Workers' Comp Reforms Failing To Hit Right Target
However, workers' comp costs continue to be a serious financial burden that threatens ...
Bionomics™- Solving The Strain Injury in Warehousing and Transportation
The back and shoulder injury has been an ongoing problem for Warehousing and Transportation Managers...
What Would Ralph Waldo Emerson Say About Workers' Comp Costs?
Twenty years ago I thought I stepped into the twilight zone. We were conducting research into h...
Leadership, Production and Worker's Comp
Location, location, location is a common real estate refrain. The same building in one location can ...
Management Strategy to Reduce Personnel Stress and Workers' Comp Costs
The following newsletter is about a topic that caused me a tremendous amount of stress, long work ho...
Welcome To Backsafe® Blog!
We are excited to launch our new Backsafe® blog! Especially since April is INJURY PREVENTION MONTH...