The purpose for my memo is to demonstrate how office work, such as sitting, can cause injuries the same as one could be injured lifting something heavy. I am interested in this topic because I have scoliosis and understand the pain of sitting in a chair on a day to day basis. I would like to learn how to prevent this in the future for others, as well as for myself. Many people may not realize that an employee can undergo severe back pain from sitting in an office chair for eight hours or more a day. However, after reviewing my research, this common problem can be resolved with new equipment and educating employees with the proper actions to take.
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1) Under Florida Statute Section 767.04 which sets the defenses in which a dog owner can avoid liability due to injury caused by a dog bite, can dog owner avoid liability by using the defense of provocation for injuries caused by a dog bite when the owner’s dog bit an 8 year old child, when said minor while dressed in a cat costume came onto our client’s property, noticed client’s Yorkshire Terrier puppy, ran up to the window in which he viewed the puppy, while knocking on client’s window and yelling “trick or treat” with other costumed children on Halloween and was bitten when the owner opened the door to hand out treats to
True enough, relaxing at the working office is less challenging when compared with walking, biking, or traversing difficult trails. Due to the sedentary lifestyle of several people, their bodies greatly suffer. According to studies, back pain is an extremely common condition and almost all of today’s workforce is experiencing it. While using cool atmosphere provided by the air-conditioning systems and limited body movements, the physical is
Gathering information from available sources: With the use of tracking Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs), the information provided on existing medical, safety, and insurance records, including the OSHA 300 forms, could help provide any evidence for ergonomic hazards at the workplace. (Gortsch, 2011)
For my office hour meeting, I met with my EDUC 123 professor, Cailen Birtles. This was meeting was because of the attendance policy in the class. I had missed a class due to being on vacation and had to set up a meeting. In this paper, I will reflect on how I set up the meeting, how the meeting helped me, and how I felt during and after the meeting.
In “Reducing Occupational Sitting Time and Improving Worker Health: The Take-a-Stand Project, 2011” researchers Pronk NP1, Katz AS, Lowry M, Payfer JR studied employees in Minneapolis during March to May in the year 2011 to study the prolonged health risk factors of sitting for long periods of time. Researchers developed a study that was designed to limit the amount of time employees sit ultimately improving upon their health in sedentary jobs. The study occurred during a 7 week period with two groups. Group one was given a sit-stand device and group two did not receive a device. Ultimately the group whom was given the sit stand device reduced sitting time by 224% or 66 minutes a day, reduced upper back and neck pain by 54% and improved
When asking a child what they want to be when the grow up, they will most likely tell you a doctor, teacher or some other public service occupation. They have the ideal that a career helping people is the best job a person could have. When those same kids get into high school their ideals become even greater (this really only applies to middle-upper class). They want to be artist, musicians, actors, or free lance writers who travel the world for the next big story. In college the ideals of the student are usually pushed to the back burner so that there is room for reality. Peter’s character in the movie Office Space is an example of the ultimate idealist. Throughout the movie we are shown his
The first post-impressionist I chose is Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. The night sky is filled with swirling clouds, stars ablaze and a bright crescent moon. The sky keeps viewer’s
The real world problem that I chose to address, is the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries amongst nursing staff due to unsafe patient handling. I chose this issue because, inadequate and inappropriate safe patient handling practices lead to an increase in work related injuries, restricted work days, and hospital costs. This is a challenging issue to solve because for over four decades, nurses have held the record for the highest job-related injuries of all healthcare workers (OSHA, 2014). Furthermore, despite the fact that seventy-five percent of nurses have access to safe patient handling and mobility equipment, thousands of injuries continue to occur each year. "Inadequate and inappropriate safe patient handling practices have
The sound resonated through the hospital room, as the nurse was trying to reposition a patient she heard a popping sound in her lower back. She tried to contain the grimace forcing its way across her face in an air of professionalism, but she knew she had seriously injured her back as tears welled up in her eyes. This nurse’s injury is not a new phenomenon in the medical field, according the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA, 2014); hospitals have the highest occupational injury or illness attributing to 6.4 for every 100 full-time employee (compared to 3.3 for every100 full-time employee of all other occupations combined). In addition, 50% of those injuries are recorded as musculoskeletal in nature (OSHA, 2014). These staggering
Low-back pain is currently a major public health and economic problem particularly in developed countries (Maniadakis and Gray 2000). It is estimated that 70 to 85% of UK citizens have experienced back pain in their lives, either persistent or recurrent and that the annual healthcare cost of back pain is approximately £1632 million (Andersson 1999). Of the 70-85% of patients with low-back pain, 4.4% suffer from sciatica, 3.1% male and 1.3% female (Heliövaara 1989). Evidence suggests that occupations that involve physical and manual activities including materials handling and lifting, have one of the highest rates of reported sciatica (Konstantinou et al. 2008). This essay will explore the anatomy, aetiology, ergonomics and treatment of sciatica and the prevalence in manual workers.
The United States Army has often been described as a highly-complex and interwoven series of commands, both issued and carried out. Machines as complex as our organization, the US Army has a lot of moving parts. If any of these gears fails to perform as they have been designated and entrusted to, the machine begins to break down. Punctuality and accountability are two major ways the US Army and the 10th Combat Support Hospital, in particular, keep those parts moving smoothly and effectively. Without either, the entire system would quickly fall apart, leading to any number of complications that would hinder the unit’s ability to meet its goals quickly, effectively and efficiently. With this essay, I will explain the importance of
This piece viewed as one of Renoir’s most popular and cheerful canvases. It is known to have sold in 1923 for USD $125,000. to American collector, Duncan Phillips and recorded as the highest price paid for a painting at the time (Russell, 2008). Blending various genres, landscape, still life, and portraiture, Renoir depicts a social gathering of friends and colleagues at a favorite restaurant, the Maison Fournaise in Chatou, France. The use of light and color is nothing short of spectacular in this piece and adds to the cheerful and leisurely ambiance of the work. The composition is grounded and balance by the vertical and horizontal elements of the awning and the disbursement of the cast of members. The work is also symbolic of the changing times as a result of industrialization and the progressive rise of the Bourgeois and the charm of their social structures.
These words, written by Travis Bradberry, remind us that several things can affect our health, including sitting too much. The truth is, sitting all day is damaging to the body and mind. In today’s world, many jobs are highly sedentary and do not require workers to move around much. Although sitting is the most common way to work in an office, there are many serious health risks to sitting all day and there are desks and equipment that can help reduce the amount of sedentary time at work.
I am excited to see that you have an opening for a positon of a Middle Office Analyst. I have just recently graduated from St. Francis College with a 3.8 grade point average, majoring in History and Political Science. During my academic life I have was passionate about my studies and previous internships where I grew and honed research and analytical skills. I am a team player and can work alone and finish any deadline. I have just recently wrote a 99 page thesis, for which I utilized my research and analytical skills to write and finish, which I received an A for. I have also used my skills along with my extreme proficiently in Microsoft Word and Excel to excel at my previous internships at the New York State Assembly and International Center