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The Most Common Mistakes Runners Make: Are You Wasting Your Time on that Jog?

Michelle Buechner – July 09, 2018

Running can be a touchy subject:  you either love it or hate it.  Maybe you’d like to improve your speed or distance, maybe you just want to be able to run for a minute straight without stopping! Whatever level of experience you have as a runner, valuable information should be utilized so that…

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5 Common Ergonomic Problems and Solutions

Team Briotix – June 27, 2018

Estimates suggest that US companies spend more than $20 billion each year in workers’ compensation claims resulting from musculoskeletal injuries. When you factor in employee replacement, loss of productivity, and increased insurance premiums, that cost more than doubles. The good news is with…

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Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a World-Class Injury Prevention Program -  Pitfall Six: Forgetting the Value of Expertise

Team Briotix – June 18, 2018

When it comes to creating a world-class injury prevention program, to make the biggest impact on productivity, morale, and a company’s bottom line, a comprehensive solution must be implemented. As we’ve discussed in the previous blogs of this series, Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a…

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Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a World-Class Injury Prevention Program -  Pitfall Five: Reaching to Injuries through Claim Management Instead of Prevention

Team Briotix – June 11, 2018

Many times, when Briotix is approached about launching a musculoskeletal injury prevention program, it’s as much about improving employee health as it is about saving the company money. Research indicates that a prevention program can improve productivity, decrease absenteeism, and lower…

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Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a World-Class Injury Prevention Program -  Pitfall Four: Forgetting Employees Only Have One Body

Team Briotix – June 04, 2018

In previous weeks, we have discussed a number of pitfalls in our series Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a World-class Injury Prevention Programs including thinking all risk of work-related injury can be designed out, believing employees won’t embracing technology, and equating a superior…

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What Is Ergonomics? (Plus Its Importance in the Workplace)

Team Briotix – May 30, 2018

Current research suggests that nearly 70% of the U.S. workforce suffers from some sort of pain while completing their daily job requirements. With worker pain comes lower productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher workers’ compensation costs. Smart companies are addressing employee pain…

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Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a World-Class Injury Prevention Program - Pitfall Three: Equating Program with Cost Instead of Return

Team Briotix – May 28, 2018

In the previous weeks, we’ve discussed two of the most common pitfalls we see in working with an organization to create a world-class injury prevention program – believing all risk can be designed out and thinking employees won’t embrace technology. In part three of our Six Pitfalls to Avoid…

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Comments on the National Occupational Research Agenda for Musculoskeletal Health

Team Briotix – May 25, 2018

Recently, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH) announced the creation of a National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Musculoskeletal Health. The agenda incorporates information about musculoskeletal injuries,…

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Six Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a World-Class Injury Prevention Program - Pitfall Two: Thinking Employees Won't Embrace Technology

Team Briotix – May 24, 2018

The technological advances over the past three decades have revolutionized all aspects of our lives including the way we communicate, how we share information, even how we read. The workplace is no exception to these changes with new collaboration, business operation and cost management tools.

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6 Workplace Safety Tips and Ideas for Meetings and Training

Team Briotix – May 15, 2018

According to a recent study, the average American adult working full-time logs 47 hours per week at their job. That means over the course of one year, a full-time employee will spend more than 2,400 hours on the job. No one wants to spend those hours in an unsafe or hazardous work environment.

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