Search Results for 'Ergonomics'

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The importance of posture

Good posture starts with habits developed at an early age. However it is never too late to make changes to improve posture. Good posture ensures that you are not putting too much pressure on your joints and will help to prevent wear and tear (osteoarthritis).

Mayo youngsters raise money for children's ward recliners

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Young people from Foróige's Big Brother Big Sister programme and Mayo Comhairle Na nÓg collaborated to raise almost €2,400 for the purchase of reclining chairs at the children’s wards of Mayo University Hospital. The chairs are intended for use by parents who are required to stay overnight with their sick children.

Manual handling and people handling and moving courses

Most people have a minor back problem at one time or another. Symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Back problems and injuries often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects.

Back to basics

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It is the biggest single cause of sickness, disability and loss to industry with almost half the population suffering in any given year.

Improve your life by changing your posture

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When you look in the mirror what do you see? An upright person with perfect posture or a stooped individual with hunched shoulders and drooping chin who looks years older than his/her age?

Manual handling course

A manual handling and patient handling course will be held in the IWA centre, Logmore.

A wheelchair in Galway

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Saturday December 3 was the UN International Day of Persons with Disability. We marked it in Galway by holding what we called a ‘Speakout,’ at one o’clock outside Brown Thomas’s, where the Christmas shopping crowds were thickest. Ten of us, men and women in wheelchairs, all ages from late twenties to over eighty, spoke in turn about the need to combat our social exclusion in the city, letting the public know the everyday obstacles we face to our mobility and ease of access.

Another first for Western Management Centre

Western Management Centre is the first training organisation in the West of Ireland to receive FETAC accreditation for their Manual Handling Train the Trainer Course. This Special Purpose Certificate is designed to equip Learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace. Almost every occupational setting requires some form of manual handling. The manual handling regulations seek to reduce the very large incidence of back injury and non fatal injuries arising from the manual handling of loads at work.

Occupational health and safety qualification at NUI Galway offers real opportunities

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The Masters programme in Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene at NUI Galway offers real opportunities for graduates with practical learning that potential employers will recognise and appreciate.

Improved accessibilty at Athlone Station

Work has commenced on major accessibility improvements at Athlone Train Station. These improvements are designed to give greater access to those with mobility and sensory impairments as well as offering improved facilities to families travelling with small children and those travelling with heavy baggage.


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