10 November 2016
A recent systematic review was conducted to examine the determinants and predictors of absenteeism and return-to-work for workers with shoulder disorders (Desmeules, Braen, Lamontage, & Dionne, 2016). Work-related upper extremity disorders (WRUEDs) account for 30-47% of point prevalence incidents in workplaces in modern societies (Huissetede, Bierma-Zienstra, Koes, & Verhaar, 2006). The most frequently reported WRUEDs is the shoulder followed by the hand/wrist and then elbow. Depending upon the complexity of the injury absenteeism or delayed returned to work can occur.
13 October 2016
Amy is the Marketing Manager at EWI works and recently interviewed Professional Ergonomist Catherine Smallman. Catherine has been specializing in the field of ergonomics for 6 years and has worked at EWI Works for over 3 years. Amy has the inside scoop on the ergonomics industry from Catherine. Read more about their conversation below.
30 September 2016
I use my iPhone before bed to research projects and read the news. Who am I kidding, the reality is, I’m on Instagram and playing candy crush! But I can’t sleep. Researchers have indicated that blue light from these devices before bed might be bad for sleep.
What is blue light?
Blue Light occurs naturally in our environment. In fact, blue light is responsible for the color of the sky. But not all blue light is created equal.
Artificial blue light is emitted from iPhones, tablets, computers etc. and has higher concentrations of blue light versus natural light. Researchers have identified the blue light emitted from these devices has an alerting effect and disrupts circadian rhythms.