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Applied ergonomics study finds fishermen-developed “banger bar” helps reduce risk of injury on crab boats

Dungeness crab fishermen are at high risk for on-the-job injury, but having a metal bar to bang crab pots against as they harvest can help them prevent injury.

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New grant will help OSU researchers find ways to prevent injury in Dungeness crab industry

OSU professors Jay Kim and Laurel Kincl will build on existing research with the Dungeness crab fishing industry, where workers suffer high rates of both fatal and non-fatal injuries, thanks to a grant from the NIOSH.

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Practicing ergonomics at work and home

Associate Professor Laurel Kincl and Assistant Professor Jay Kim in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences discussed proper ergonomics and risk factors in a recent Public Health Insider webcast.

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Mind your back – and well-being

Researcher breaks down ergonomics for the home office

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Virtual reality, real injuries: OSU study shows how to reduce physical risk in VR

Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches ­­– these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality?


Graduate student receives funding for occupational health and safety research

Stephanie Fitch, a graduate student in environmental and occupational health, has received funding through the Professional Training Opportunities Program in Occupational Health and Safety, which is sponsored by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Washington. She will work with Assistant Professor Jay Kim on characterizing Oregon public workers’ exposure to […]