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Studies show that standing desks are not beneficial to workers’ health

Studies show that standing desks are not beneficial to workers’ health

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A recent study indicates that the use of standing workstations and treadmills by employers to aid in the prevention of repetitive motion claims, is nothing more than an ineffective trend. Such workstations are said to be ergonomically safer for the health of employees. They have been praised as a way in which to improve posture […]

Study shows long-term opioid prescription may increase recovery time of lower back injuries

Study shows long-term opioid prescription may increase recovery time of lower back injuries

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According to a recent study conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), prescribing opioids for a longer period of time can significantly increase the length of temporary disability among workers who suffer work-related lower back injuries. Temporary disability is the time that workers spend outside of work recuperating from the injuries they sustained at […]