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News Brief: Ergo site offers free downloads, resources
Back injuries are second only to the common cold as a cause of absenteeism. And they are more than four times more common in health care than in other industries.
After noting those facts, a new web resource from the Premier Safety Institute in San Diego offers basic information about ergonomics and links to dozens of other resources, including cost analyses of ergonomic programs, descriptions of equipment, and success stories of hospitals and nursing homes. The site contains more than 20 downloads with more than 700 pages of information. It can be accessed from www.premierinc.com/safety.