Thursday, June 23, 2005

ASSE: Integrating Fitness into Safety

Fitness can be viewed a preventitive safety ...

"By tightly linking safety, fitness and supervisor leadership, companies can achieve high rates of participation in physical fitness activities and take steps to curb rising health care costs, a safety and health consultant told attendees at the American Society of Safety Engineers' annual conference in New Orleans.

Fred Drennan, president of Team Safety Inc., noted that the work force is aging, with half of the nation's 146 million workers over 40.

"As people age, they become more sedentary," he said, adding that 60 percent of Americans are overweight and out of shape. And many times, he said, worker fitness declines but job tasks remain the same. This contributes to costly cumulative trauma disorders."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Fitness - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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