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6 tips for painless gardening

6 tips for painless gardening

| June 4, 2014

While America’s tryst with gardening seems to blossom with time, it also presents avid gardeners with extreme physical exertion and body aches that can occur in the course of digging soil or plucking weeds. Gardening in America has never been as popular as it is today. In the last five years, the country has seen […]

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How can restaurants prevent slip and fall accidents?

How can restaurants prevent slip and fall accidents?

| May 27, 2014

Spilled water on the floor and dim ambient lighting in a restaurant often become a recipe for accidents. Each year in the U.S., around nine million people slip or fall. Four million of these accidents occur in the foodservice industry. In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association, slips and falls are the biggest source […]

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Protect seniors against fall injuries at home

Protect seniors against fall injuries at home

| May 1, 2014

Nearly 13 percent of America’s total population is in its twilight years (65 years or older). The country also has a higher population of older adults now than it ever has before, putting a larger demographic at risk of slip, trip, and fall injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in every […]

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Your spring cleaning mat checklist

Your spring cleaning mat checklist

| April 11, 2014

Spring is finally here, and with it the desire to do some serious spring cleaning. After you’ve dusted the corners you’ve ignored all winter, organized the kitchen, and taken stock of the belongings it’s time to part with, take a second to consider your mats. Is it time to replace mats that have been worn […]

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Is this nursing home use for floor mats ethical?

Is this nursing home use for floor mats ethical?

| March 26, 2014

In a recent “The Ethicist” column in the New York Times, Chuck Klosterman answered a question about mats. You may be wondering, what ethical quandary could something as innocuous as a standard, black mat pose? It turns out mats have a fascinating — if morally dubious — use in nursing homes for dementia patients. The […]

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MSD injuries can cost employers millions

MSD injuries can cost employers millions

| March 7, 2014

We’ve talked extensively about the harms improper ergonomics can inflict on employees’ bodies, but, what’s less talked about is how failing to address ergonomic risks can cost a company money. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (or MSDs) made up 34 percent of all injury and illness cases in […]

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Four must-have car mats

Four must-have car mats

| February 19, 2014

In cars, mats are near-essential fixtures. Car mats, like other mats, keep surfaces clean and add to the durability of the areas they cover. Here are just four mats that will help you show as much respect for the interior of your car as you do for the interior of your home. 1. Floor Mats […]

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Some high-tech (and low-tech) ways to fix your posture

Some high-tech (and low-tech) ways to fix your posture

| February 6, 2014

You may have adjusted your desk height, raised your monitors, or even sprung for some anti-fatigue mats to make your work setup more comfortable, but have you thought about your posture? Whether your job involves standing up all day or staring at a screen, it’s likely that your posture takes a backseat to whatever task […]

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Thick layers of ice plague Toronto sidewalks

Thick layers of ice plague Toronto sidewalks

| January 24, 2014

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, during the mild winter of 2011-2012, over 7,000 people went to the hospital as a result of falling on ice. And it’s safe to say that this winter (2013-2014) has not been a mild one! The city of Toronto has faced similar winter storms to those that […]

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Ward off frostbite in pets during the polar vortex

Ward off frostbite in pets during the polar vortex

| January 9, 2014

The polar vortex the country has been enduring this week is no joke. And while you know that you will need to bundle up your head, face, and extremities if you are unfortunate enough to have to go outside, have you considered how your pets will stay warm? Veterinarians are reminding pet owners to take […]

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