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Are you looking for best practice recommendations, how different solutions may work for you, and quick tips for success?  Look no further than right here where our team shares their thoughts and perspectives on a variety of valuable injury prevention topics.

 

Early Intervention: Where does ergonomics fit within early intervention?

Here is a short video discussing ergonomics and early intervention.

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Emotional Health & Worker Safety Go Hand-in-Hand

Workers emotional health and the importance of how mental health can affect workplace performance.

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Telephonic Triage: Streamlined Employee Injury Care

Mental illnesses such as depression are also associated with higher rates of injury/disability along with unemployment.

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Early Intervention: When does Early Intervention become a recordable injury?

Here is an excellent short video discussing early intervention and when an event becomes recordable.

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Protect Workers Emotional Health

Mental illnesses such as depression are also associated with higher rates of injury/disability along with unemployment.

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Early Intervention: How does exercise fit into the equation?

Here is a quick video discussing early intervention, OSHA, and exercise.

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Early Intervention: Where are services typically delivered?

Here is a quick video discussing where early intervention services should be performed.

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Early Intervention: Who should perform services?

Here is a quick video discussing different service provider options.

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10 Ergonomic Teaching Tips to Help Employees Get Maximum Health Results

10 Ergonomic Teaching Tips to Help Employees Get Maximum Health Results.

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Early Intervention: What does it look like?

Here is a quick video discussing the different ways the service can be configured.

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Early Intervention: The Value of Early Reporting

Here is a quick video discussing why the early report of symptoms makes sense.

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Early Intervention: Why is it important?

Here is a quick 1 minute video discussing why you should consider an early intervention program.

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9 Metrics to Measure Your Employee Safety Program

How do you measure the success of your employee safety programs?

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Quick Tips with Atlas IPS – Walking for Activity

Watch this short video with Brittney for tips on why we need to walk more.

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Quick Tips with Atlas IPS – Staying Hydrated

Watch this short video with Brittney for tips on staying hydrated.

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9 Tactics To Help Keep Workers More Focused & Mindful

Lack of awareness issues are the leading cause of injury on many job sites.  What tactics are you using to keep your workers focused and mindful on the job?

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Quick Tips with Atlas IPS – Tips for Starting Physical Activity

We all need more physical activity in our lives.  Here are some tips to help get us there.

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8 Ways To Address Muscle and Joint Pain With an Aging Workforce

As some workers remain remote and others return to the workplace, what strategies are you using to keep an aging workforce healthy?

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Protect Workers from Heat Stress

Keep those workers COOL! Learn to recognition Heat Exposure and some tips to keep your workers safe on the job site.

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Quick Tips with Atlas IPS - Let’s take a look at Sciatica.

Are you part of the 40% of the population that experiences Sciatica at some point in their adult life.

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Quick Tips with Atlas IPS - Microbreaks

Are you performing repetitive motion tasks for most of your day? Are your muscles and joints becoming fatigued? Are you taking Microbreaks?

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Myths vs. Facts: Sit to Stand Workstations Part 3

As long as I am standing my body postures don’t matter as much.

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4 Tips to Staying Hydrated

Hydration is an important part of staying healthy as the weather gets warmer.

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Quick Tips with Atlas IPS - Sit Better, for your Back's Sake!

Are you sitting most of the day for your job? Are you experiencing back pain while you sit?  Are you sitting right? 

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Myths vs. Facts: Sit to Stand Workstations Part 2

Everyone needs to have a sit‐stand workstation.

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9 Workplace Safety Tips for Dangerous Jobs

Here are 9 Workplace Safety Tips for Dangerous Jobs

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Myths vs. Facts: Sit to Stand Workstations Part 1

Sit to Stand Workstations - Sitting is bad for me so I should stand all day.

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Using The Strain Index

The Strain Index is a tool used when you need to calculate the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) in hand intensive work.

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FREE Office Ergonomics Software

Our offer is simple. If you have 10,000 or more US-based office workers and will exclusively use Atlas for your telephonic and/or onsite assessments, you can use our software for free.

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Getting Results in the Office Starts with Leadership

What drives excellent safety programs?  Leadership is what builds the culture of a successful ergonomics program. 

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Selecting the Right Ergonomic Assessment Tool

Here are some quick tips and 3rd party tools to help your safety team select the right ergonomic assessment tool.

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WISHA Lifting Calculator

The WISHA Lifting Calculator is a very effective and practical risk assessment tool for manual material handling tasks in the workplace.

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Stress Management

We all experience stress.  Learn how to recognize stress, how your body reacts to stress, and tips to reduce stress and improve your life.

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Hierarchy of Ergonomic Controls

When implementing ergonomic solutions to control injury risk consider the Hierarchy of Ergonomic Controls.

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Push, Pull, and Carry Guidelines

Looking for a quick, simple, easy to use table to assess ergonomic job hazards?  Consider using The Liberty Mutual Tables.

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Discomfort Surveys

Here are some quick tips when completing discomfort surveys with your employees.

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Safety and Health Magazine March 2021

Atlas Director Kris Corbett joins a panel of safety experts to discuss Situational Awareness on the worksite.

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AtlasWork™: Breaking Things

AtlasWork™ was designed to break communication silos and outdated paradigms surrounding ergonomics, return-to-work, and how information is shared about labor intensive work.

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The Traveling Ergonomist

When we developed AtlasWork™, we did so with the goals of breaking the assumption of remote services and reducing the cost to analyze ergonomic risk, as well as developing solutions.

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Cue, Routine, and Reward: The Awareness of Creating New Habits

Research says it takes 66 days to create a new habit but we say do it until you begin to crave the reward.  

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: Is it legal to test a warehouse job applicant to a coal miner JDA?

A quick video showing how the design of a screen program can get you into legal trouble.

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Return-to-Work Physical Ability Screens

When employers think about physical ability screens, they typically think about a post-offer pre-employment configuration. 

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: GINA and Hiring

The last of our video series, with this one discussing how GINA impacts your hiring process.

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5 Steps to Making your New Year’s Resolution Stick

By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year.

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Lawyers Are Bad

To be clear, we are not saying that lawyers are bad people. However, a lawyer can turn a good day into a bad day for an employer by challenging the legality of a business practice.  

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: A Cautionary Tale

Trucking Company Settlement Highlights Importance of Properly Designed Pre-Employment Screening.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: 3.2 Million Reasons to be Cautious

Another Settlement Highlights Importance of Properly Designed and Monitored Pre-Employment Screening.

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Clients Deserve Options

Injury prevention solutions come in all shapes and sizes. They depend on numerous factors, including the characteristics of the injuries, the type of work, the work environment, the number and distribution of employees, budgets, and most important—the client’s goals.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: Pre-offer, Post-offer and Medical Exams

A quick discussion on how the pre- and post-offer stage affects the hiring process.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: Essential Functions, EEOC, and ADA.

A quick video discussing the relationship between essential functions and the ADA.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: The Role of Essential Functions

Another 2 minute video discussing the impact of essential functions on the hiring process.

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A COVID 19 Nightmare! A journey to hell and back, President of Atlas IPS Jim Landsman

Steve and Atlas President Jim Landsman discuss how he navigated the pandemic as a business leader, contracting the Covid virus himself, and living through the nightmare.  

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Finding time at home for exercise during COVID

Regular exercise is essential for everyone under normal circumstances but even more important during these times.

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10 Lessons Learned by a COVID Survivor

10 Lessons Learned by a COVID Survivor

 

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: What Employers Can Know When (Part 2)

Here is part two on our topic of providing employers guidance on hiring practices.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: What Employers Can Know When

Here is a quick 2 minute video providing employers guidance on hiring practices.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: ADA

Here is a quick 2 minute video discussing ADA and its impact on post-offer screens.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: We Believe the Best Solution is Your Solution

An appropriately designed post-offer pre-employment screen program must be sensitive to and support your unique business objectives.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: Employers, Job Applicants, and the Law

Here is a quick 4 minute video discussing legal issues that arise when different perspectives and expectations collide.

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Post-offer Physical Ability Screens: Where are they effective?

You may have heard that conducting post-offer physical ability screens on job applicants is a great strategy to avoid injuries. As a leading provider of this service, of course we agree, but we are also objective enough to say, “It depends.” To help you look at this injury prevention option realistically, here are some things to consider.

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Early Intervention: What about “active release”?

Here is a short video discussing our view on the “active release” technique.

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Early Intervention: When actions can be taken under the umbrella of early intervention?

Here is a short video discussing early intervention service options.

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Early Intervention: Location, Location, Location

The challenge for employers, however, has not been believing in the value of the service but finding the service in a format and at locations that easily align with their operations and budget.

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Therapist Versus Ergonomist for Home Office Evaluations

Therapist Versus Ergonomist for Home Office Evaluations

 

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Return to Work Challenges

The lifestyle changes that have been brought about by sheltering at home can take a large toll on us, both mentally and physically. 

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Tips for Managing Stress

We are all under a tremendous amount of stress during this COVID-19 crisis.  As we acknowledge Stress Awareness Month here is some information on recognizing and dealing with stress.

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COVID-19: Solutions to Help Maintain Productivity

Solutions available to help you maintain productivity during this crisis.

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COVID-19: Atlas Health and Safety Protocol

Here is our position on the current COVID-19 crisis and our actions to health and safety protocols.

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Ergonomic Ideas for the Remote Worker

Here are a few tips on how you build ergonomics into your home work area.

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American Recycler Magazine Article March 2020

Read our contribution to American Recycle Magazine on taking steps to protect your most important assets, your employees.

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Mindfulness and its Impact on Health and Safety

Have you ever considered the effect mindful living can have on the safety, injury rates, productivity and overall well-being of your employees?

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The Stages of Behavior Change

By the time most of us recognize the need for change, unhealthy behaviors have already become deeply ingrained habits.

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Join Contour and Atlas for upcoming Webinar

Join us for a Jan. Webinar:
"26,000 Employees Teach Us the Top 5 Things an Office Ergonomics Program MUST Have"

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Professional Safety Journal Magazine Article December 2019

Read our recent article in Professional Safety Journal Magazine on the relationship between demographics and discomfort in the truck driving industry.

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Proactive vs. Reactive Office Ergonomic Program

Either approach to address office ergonomics is fine, no matter what people say. At Atlas we have consultants in over 15,000 locations to assist if needed. 

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Therapist Versus Ergonomist for Office Evaluations

Using a physical therapist to address discomfort within the office environment is often the best choice for several reasons. 

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Quick Tips - Completing Ergonomic Assessments…Leave it to the Experts

Leave it to ergonomics professionals with experience to quickly and accurately assess jobs.

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Ergo Design Standards - Focus on the Critical Few

One of the keys to good ergonomic design standards is using relevant anthropometric data.

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Office Ergonomics Software: People in Real Pain Need Real People

“What do you get when you put 20 software programmers in a room?” This sounds like the beginning of a joke, but for those spending countless hours on a computer in pain, the punch line isn’t funny. The obvious answer to the question is “simply more software.”  

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Become the Ergonomist

One of our goals at Atlas is to make ergonomics simple and less complex and intimidating.

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Implementing an Enterprise - Wide Ergonomic Solution

The key to effectively implementing a solution enterprise wide is to pilot and test the solution prior to moving forward with implementation.

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JDAs – Maximizing Their Value

While a JDA sounds better than sliced bread, a typical JDA also usually comes with three weaknesses that restrict it from providing its maximum benefit.

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OH&S Magazine Article July 2019

Our own Kris Corbett explains the importance of an individual's overall wellness, stress level, listening skills, injury risk and safety in the workplace. 

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Textile Services Magazine Article May 2019

Our own Tony Silva highlights the importance of Early Intervention and ergonomics to help laundries improve efficiency.

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Post-offer Pre-employment Screens: A Perfect Record

Of all our injury prevention solutions, post-offer pre-employment physical function screens provide the highest level of legal anxiety for current and potential clients.

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OSHA confirms that soft tissue management is considered first aid.

When it comes to workplace injury, soft tissue massage is considered first aid for record keeping purposes no matter who provides it.

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Blood Pressure Awareness

Do you know your numbers?  Learn more and support High Blood Pressure Awareness Month.

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May is Employee Fitness Month

May is Employee Health & Fitness Month.  Learn more.

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Stress can lead you into a dangerous situation

One of the difficulties with stress is that people experience stress in different ways. Although stress isn’t avoidable, it is manageable.

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Ergonomics Is the Answer

Recently I stated one of our guiding principles is ‘Ergonomics Is Not The Only Answer.’ The risk in making such a statement is leading people to believe it is okay to leave ergonomics out of the solution set. The truth is—doing so is as risky as believing ergonomics is the only answer.

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Office Ergonomics: Program Design and Support

If you are interested in exploring your options for launching an office ergonomics program, please contact us. We support office ergonomics programs of some of the largest organizations in the world.

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Office Ergonomics: Human Contact Provided

What is your office ergonomics philosophy?  

Do you believe software can provide the complete solution, or is human contact required at some level of risk? If you answered human contact is required, our philosophies align. 

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Ergonomics Is Not The Only Answer

When we launched our company in May 2002, we named it Atlas Ergonomics. We did so because our focus was solely on office ergonomics software, services, and the use of a patent-pending process for call centers. 

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The Best Solution is Your Solution

Injury prevention solutions come in all shapes and sizes. Our approach conflicts with the views of some in the industry because we believe there is no single right answer. 

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