Worker Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32172/more en More government workers are using standing desks at the office (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/more-government-workers-are-using-standing-desks-office-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Look for more government staffers to rely on standing desks in the future, says Jason McCann, VARIDESK CEO.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/more-government-workers-are-using-standing-desks-office-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/more-government-workers-are-using-standing-desks-office-related-video#comments Facilities Office Equipment Worker Safety Technology Technology Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:56:00 +0000 79771 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The Varidesk&nbsp;Pro Plus 30 standing desk solution.&nbsp;</p> Expert: Market for healthier office seating will explode (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/expert-market-healthier-office-seating-will-explode-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Daniel Yellin of Focal Upright offers his views on the role of standing desks in offices and other work environments. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/expert-market-healthier-office-seating-will-explode-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/expert-market-healthier-office-seating-will-explode-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Human Resources Worker Safety Technology Technology Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:28:00 +0000 78011 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Images of Focal Upright&rsquo;s desks and its Locus Seat.</p> Tow device helps safely move dumpsters http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/tow-device-helps-safely-move-dumpsters <div class="node-body article-body">The WasteCaddy dumpster tow aids in moving dumpsters. The unit also helps prevent injuries to workers who are moving the dumpsters.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/tow-device-helps-safely-move-dumpsters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/tow-device-helps-safely-move-dumpsters#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Worker Safety Public Works Administration Public Works Mon, 22 May 2017 15:24:00 +0000 77721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The WasteCaddy dumpster tow aids in moving dumpsters. The battery-powered dumpster mover can easily handle waste containers that weigh thousands of pounds, according to the manufacturer, <a href="http://www.djproducts.com" target="_blank">DJ Products</a>.</p> A growth market: Sit-stand workstations and standing desks (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/growth-market-sit-stand-workstations-and-standing-desks-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Ergotron’s Wellness Manager, Betsey Banker, offers her thoughts on the value of standing desks and related products in the workplace.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/growth-market-sit-stand-workstations-and-standing-desks-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/growth-market-sit-stand-workstations-and-standing-desks-related-video#comments Facilities Office Equipment Human Resources Worker Safety Technology Technology Wed, 17 May 2017 15:12:00 +0000 77651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: An Ergotron sit-stand workstation in use in an office environment.</p> Expert: Expect to see more standing desks in the workplace in 2017 http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/expert-expect-see-more-standing-desks-workplace-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Jonathan Webb, a workplace trends expert, talks about the health benefits of standing desks. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/expert-expect-see-more-standing-desks-workplace-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/expert-expect-see-more-standing-desks-workplace-2017#comments Facilities Health & Welfare Office Equipment Human Resources Worker Safety Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:15:00 +0000 75431 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: KI&#39;s &quot;Toggle&quot; sit-stand desk. It is an adjustable sit-stand model with work surface.</p> Standing desks: They play a key role in government offices (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/standing-desks-they-play-key-role-government-offices-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Melissa Sopwith of ESI Ergonomic Solutions says sales of her firm's height-adjustable tables/desks and sit-to-stand workstations have increased over the past couple of years. She expects sales to grow through 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/standing-desks-they-play-key-role-government-offices-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/standing-desks-they-play-key-role-government-offices-related-video#comments Facilities Office Equipment Human Resources Worker Safety Technology Technology Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:37:00 +0000 73351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: the ESI Ergonomic Solutions Climb2 sit-to-stand workstation.</p> Government workers: Avoid risks in the workplace (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/government-workers-avoid-risks-workplace-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Government ranked number 4 among industries in number of worker fatalities, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tabulations for 2014 (latest data available).</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/government-workers-avoid-risks-workplace-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/government-workers-avoid-risks-workplace-related-video#comments Federal Health & Welfare Human Resources Worker Safety Public Works Public Safety Public Works Wed, 04 May 2016 20:15:00 +0000 71021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Don Leonard</p> New reports highlight hazards at government jobsites, including slips and falls (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/new-reports-highlight-hazards-government-jobsites-including-slips-and-falls-related-vi <div class="node-body article-body">Reports from the National Safety Council and OSHA spotlight hazards on the job for government workers. Slips and falls can be dangerous in the government workplace, says Anne Gould, the founder of STABILgear.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/new-reports-highlight-hazards-government-jobsites-including-slips-and-falls-related-vi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/new-reports-highlight-hazards-government-jobsites-including-slips-and-falls-related-vi#comments Human Resources Worker Safety Public Safety Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:51:00 +0000 70831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: a pair of Stabilgrippers from STABILgear attached to work boots.</p> Government workers face hazards on the jobsite http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/government-workers-face-hazards-jobsite <div class="node-body article-body">Attorney Adrienne M. Hines outlines best practices to ensure a safe workplace for government employees.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/government-workers-face-hazards-jobsite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/government-workers-face-hazards-jobsite#comments Highways, Streets & Bridges Roadways Human Resources Worker Safety Public Safety Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:50:00 +0000 70591 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Adrienne M. Hines</p> Report: Workplace hazards can trap government workers (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/report-workplace-hazards-can-trap-government-workers-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">A new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report on severe injuries in the workplace shows that government workers are sometimes exposed to jobsite dangers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/report-workplace-hazards-can-trap-government-workers-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/worker-safety/report-workplace-hazards-can-trap-government-workers-related-video#comments Highways, Streets & Bridges Human Resources Worker Safety Public Safety Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19:30:00 +0000 70411 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Matt Crouse</p>