Michael Aust

Articles by Michael Aust


8 Key Areas of Ergonomics Employers Must Consider 8 Key Areas of Ergonomics Employers Must Consider 8 Key Areas of Ergonomics Employers Must Consider 8 Key Areas of Ergonomics Employers Must Consider


Discussion of 8 points in ergonomics that every employer should be aware of in the workplace in order to reduce healthcare costs and...

OSHA's New Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule 2016 OSHA's New Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule 2016 OSHA's New Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule 2016 OSHA's New Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule 2016


Details and explanation of OSHA's new recordkeeping and reporting rule.

8 Steps To Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs 8 Steps To Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs 8 Steps To Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs 8 Steps To Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs


Workers' compensation costs can place a heavy burden on employers, especially since they're on the rise. Here are 8 effective steps to...

Q&A by Michael Aust


What are the benefits of implementing a wellness program in my company? What are the benefits of implementing a wellness program in my company? What are the benefits of implementing a wellness program in my company? What are the benefits of implementing a wellness program in my company?


Incorporating a wellness program in your organization will keep your workers healthy and help promote workplace safety and health. Workers...

Does improving a workstation's ergonomics have to be expensive? Does improving a workstation's ergonomics have to be expensive? Does improving a workstation's ergonomics have to be expensive? Does improving a workstation's ergonomics have to be expensive?


Your budget to improve a workstation may or may not be expensive compared to your definition of expensive. However, there are some simple...

What are the benefits of an ergonomics program in the workplace? What are the benefits of an ergonomics program in the workplace? What are the benefits of an ergonomics program in the workplace? What are the benefits of an ergonomics program in the workplace?


The benefits of an ergonomic program are twofold; benefits for worker and benefits of employer.Benefits for worker include less pain and...

What is the NIOSH lifting equation and how is it used? What is the NIOSH lifting equation and how is it used? What is the NIOSH lifting equation and how is it used? What is the NIOSH lifting equation and how is it used?


The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a manual material handling lifting equation tool that is...

What are the features of a good ergonomic chair? What are the features of a good ergonomic chair? What are the features of a good ergonomic chair? What are the features of a good ergonomic chair?


The most basic and common features of a good ergonomic chair to consider when purchasing an ergonomic chair include the following:Height...

Why do I have to wear a specific mask type in mask fit testing? Why do I have to wear a specific mask type in mask fit testing? Why do I have to wear a specific mask type in mask fit testing? Why do I have to wear a specific mask type in mask fit testing?


There are a few reasons why a worker would be required to wear a specific mask type in mask fit testing.First of all, the specific mask...