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Emergency PREPAREDness 101

by Omar Fercha, LAT, ATC Are you PREPARED?!? I’m not talking about being prepared for your workday. If you are reading this I amn assuming you are embracing our PREPARED principals everyday at work. I’m talking about being prepared for the unexpected. When I worked as an ATC in the

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Lumbar Superstar (That Is What You Are)

by WRNW Run away with us on a resourceful journey as we shift our focus to a workplace warrior often carrying the weight — the lower back! Just as a solid cornerstone supports towering achievements, a sturdy back is pivotal for a productive and pain-free workday. Work Right presents a

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Brimming With Headfirst Insights

by Trevor Addison, MS, ATC Hello there, safety-conscious readers and hard hat aficionados! Ready to embark on a journey that’s as protective as it is enlightening? Well, strap on your chin strap because we’re about to delve into the riveting world of hard hats and the serious safety they bring.

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Sole Wellness Is No Small Feet

by Omar Fercha, LAT, ATC Can you SMMMEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLL, your foot, through your shoes? If so, that is an indication that you MAY NOT be taking quality care of your feet (or possibly just neglecting sock laundry but I don’t want to argue semantics with you). Your feet, the hands of

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Rethinking ‘Shrink It And Pink It’

by Miranda Zamora-Williams, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS Did you know that a recent survey showed 84% of women have a hard time finding properly fitting personal protective equipment (PPE)? That may be because women only make up 30% of manufacturing and 10.9% of construction workforces. In these industries PPE is

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Our PPE Suit of Armor

by Chantel Gorton, PT, DPT You may not realize that you, too, have a suit of armor, maybe not as invincible as Iron Man’s but super nonetheless. The other good news? It’s adaptable! Our own physical strength and stability does more than give it credit for. Forces are continually placed

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Wrist Risk Filled With Terror

by WRNW Eight tiny bones. That’s it. Your wrist joint is connected to the rest of your arm through these bones. No wonder wrist pain and injury is so common in the workplace. Highly repetitive tasks, gripping, and grasping make the wrist highly vulnerable to stress and strain. Why be

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The Rule Of Cool

by Haley Toohill, MS, ATC, LAT It’s hot! But it’s a dry heat… I mean, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity! Whichever hot weather cliché you choose, what remains is summer days are here to stay for awhile. And with hotter than normal temperatures country-wide, this means we need

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Sip. Savor. Hydrate.

by Savannah Peters, MS, ATC, LAT Nothing tastes better than that first sip of water on a hot summer day but, did you know that 20% of the water our bodies need comes from the food we eat? While we often hear the recommendation of drinking eight glasses or 64

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Pee-r Review

by Aaron Weidman, MS, ATC, CEAS It is officially summer!!! That means it’s time for everyone’s favorite topic to talk about – PROPER HYDRATION!! Wait, come back!! Did you think I was going to talk about beaches, lakes, BBQs, baseball, the 4th of July, playing golf, or any of the

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Thumbs Up For Safety

by WRNW Do you sometimes feel you’re all thumbs? This might mean you feel clumsy with your work or your hands, but we could think of worse things. Our thumbs do more for us than we give them credit. (Try opening a door or buttoning a button if you need

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Seeing What We Can’t See

by Jaymie Bloch, MS, ATC Everything we’re able to see at the same time is what’s called our Field of Vision. In other words, this is how far out peripherally we’re able to see without moving our eyes or our heads. Typically, this range spans a total width of 190

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