OSHA Ergonomics in Effect

Here we go. As of January 16, 2001, OSHA has arrived on the ergonomics scene. As one of former President Clinton’s last actions in office, he succeeded in passing the OSHA Ergonomics Standard into law. It was a complicated process that was begun by then Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole during George Bush’s term. Many say […]


Small Time Ergonomics When the Bush administration recently repealed the OSHA Ergonomics Standard small businesses breathed a sigh of relief. But wait a second. Even though there is not yet a law requiring ergonomic adjustments to improve your work environment doesn’t mean it won’t help your business. In the most recent Entrepreneur, the monthly magazine […]

Woman wins discrimination appeal through the EEOC

Wendy Ghannam expressed relief that her seven-year ordeal against theAgency for International Development(USAID)was finally over in aninterview held recently in downtown Washington, DC. Ms. Ghannam received afavorable ruling from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the appeal to her complaint of employment discrimination due toongoing problems with carpal tunnel/repetitive stress disease. In several […]

Carpal tunnel prevention starts in wrist

When the wrists are incorrectly positioned at a keyboard, pressure is put on a nerve found in a “tunnel” in the wrists. In that tunnel, as the tendons grow and expand, it can cause inflammation. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome also include a burning sensation in the fingers, or even no feeling at all. Dr. […]

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an extremely common as well as a very misunderstood condition.In recent years, it has received much coverage in the press but is still not completely understood even by the scientific community. The media has branded this condition as an occupational disease because of workers linking pain in their hands to repetitive […]

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