Americart USA LLC
Announces Addition of Customer Service Representative to its
Organization -- April 26, 2011
AmericartUSA™, an innovative designer and builder of American made
motorized carts for material handling, announces the addition of a key
employee to handle sales and customer service.
LLC. Announces Low Cost Motorized Carts - Built in the USA
American Manufacturing Company is introducing a low cost motorized
platform cart that is built to American quality standards, yet is
priced to compete head-to-head with import products.
Announces Support of Team Red, White and Blue
AmericartUSA™, a manufacturer of motorized platform carts, announces
its support of Team Red, White and Blue, a non-profit organization
dedicated to enriching the lives of wounded veterans and their families.
Tunnel Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Prevention --
November, 25 2011
The work-related injury or illness that results in the most number of
days lost at work is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
Neck Injuries at Work
When a person suffers a neck injury, it isn’t always so severe that
it’s noticeable. Neck injuries are not limited to...
Repetitive Stress Injuries
When looking at the different movements that create injury over time,
especially at work, repetitive movements are clearly the most harmful.
Repetitious movement of any kind can wear down any part of the body.
to Start Solving Work-Related Shoulder Injury
Anyone familiar with creating an ergonomic work environment knows that
there are three hazard controls: work practice, administrative, and
for Potential Work-Related Neck Injuries
Many workplace injuries occur over time rather than in one event. While
that might make it take longer to recognize the risks, it also gives
companies a little time to fix the problems that cause injuries.
Lifting vs Pushing and Pulling
One of the most dangerous work tasks in any industry is heavy lifting.
It can wear a body down over time or hurt someone in one incident.
Attention to Pain at Work
What is it about work-related pain that makes people hesitate to
acknowledge it? The slightest discomfort shouldn’t be cause for alarm,
but it does indicate that the body is uncomfortable and either needs a
break or needs to reposition.
Tunnel Syndrome and Work
While ergonomics still have a place in data entry jobs, typing is not
the primary cause of this disorder. On the contrary, using a computer
for 7 hours a day was found not to increase the risk of developing CTS.
Pain: A Careful Look at Your Job Tasks and Their Effects on the Shoulder
For most people, pain and tension in the body are daily experiences.
There are several non-work factors that affect the body and the body's
vulnerability to injury, like age, daily activity, and stress. However,
shoulder pain is frequently a result of work-related activity, and it
is not always so obvious.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Look Beyond the Keyboard
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is still one of the major repetitive motion
injuries prevalent in American Industry, but surprisingly, computer
keyboard use does not increase the risk of developing Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome. Rather assembly line activity is a far more common cause.
Your Job a Pain in the Neck? How and Why Your Neck Is Vulnerable at Work
While an astounding amount of research has been collected on the
subject, many people don't realize how easily their bodies can be
affected by almost any type of work. While low back injuries are the
most common work-related MSDs, the neck is typically the second most
common. The neck is vulnerable to injury in even more jobs than is the
low back and can be harder to detect.
Work-Related Neck Pain: Easy Come,
Pain caused by neck injuries and tension is extremely common in the
workforce and can range from mild to severe.
Of Material Handling Today -- November 25, 2011
Nick Wilson is the president and CEO of Morrison Container Handling
Solutions, which provides packaging solutions for national and
Businesses Awarded More Than $200K for Workplace Safety
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) reported that 10 Ohio
businesses received more than $217,000 in safety intervention grants in
September to improve workplace safety.
Safety as Workers Get Older, Fatter: Atlas to Reveal New Findings at
NSC Congress & Expo --October 22,2011
As the modern workforce ages and becomes more overweight, employers
find themselves facing dramatic new safety, productivity and cost
Equipment Group buys Georgia firm -- August 31, 2011
As part of an expansion across the nation and the globe, Syosset-based
Win-Holt Equipment Group has acquired Commercial Stainless Fabricators,
in Marietta, Ga.
Hits the Greens to Raise Money for Wounded Warriors
-- June 10, 2011
In a bi-partisan charity golf tournament, former and current Members of
Congress and wounded warriors tee-off together for a cause. Ed “Doc”
Pepping, Al Mampre and Ed Shames -- of the Band of Brothers Easy
Company -- a WWII unit whose story was featured in the HBO series,
“Band of Brothers,” will also make a special appearance. Honor the
Fallen Foundation helped to make their visit possible.
gives average Joes and Janes the pro treatment --
May 22, 2011
Starting next month you, too, can rehabilitate your surgically repaired
knees just like pro athletes do.
Finds Little Difference Between Active, Passive 3DTV Glasses
-- May 5, 2011
A new study by TCO Development found little difference between 3DTVs
that use active shutter or passive glasses, at least when it comes to
the visual experience.
sued for not having comprehensive ergonomics program
A Union Pacific Railroad employee has filed suit against the company,
alleging the railroad should have provided a comprehensive ergonomics
program to prevent repetitive injuries.
Seeks Companies to Participate in Ergonomics Study--March
"We are looking for companies with established and effective ergonomic
programs, who are regulated by OSHA, and who may have operations
elsewhere in the world," said Walt Rostykus, vice president of
TO ADDRESS WORK-RELATED PAIN--March 11,2011
When work is a pain, do something about it immediately. Especially if
your wrists or arms, neck and shoulders or back hurt. Those are the
most common areas in which workers have pain and stress, say ergonomics
News: Are U.S. Distributors Falling Behind The Automation Technology
Much of the order fulfillment material handling technology we report on
in this space has to do with traditional mechanized receiving, storage,
picking, sorting, and shipping systems. We are, however, well aware of
the increasingly important role ...
Pleasing Big Business, Obama Admin Blocks Two Workplace Safety
Last month, President Obama wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal
calling for "a government-wide review of the rules already on the books
to remove outdated regulations that stifle job creation and make our
economy less competitive."
Report for Safety Professionals: 50 Tips For More-Effective Safety
The free report features tips on such topics as head protection,
machine guards, contractors, chemical labels, ergonomics, forklift
Poly students create prosthetic limbs for wounded veterans
-- December 2, 2011
Something as simple as swimming in the ocean can be extraordinarily
complicated for anyone who has lost an arm or a leg, but some Cal Poly
engineering students are trying to make the impossible possible by
creating prosthetic limbs for wounded veterans.
urged to approve national recognition for Vietnam vets
- - december 1,2011
Ben Crosby recalls how gracious people were when he came home from his
first combat tour in Vietnam. It was 1967, and as the young Army major,
clad in uniform, passed through the civilian world, women hugged him,
his drinks in airport bars came free and people were appreciative.
vets need care, not bureaucracy -- November 24, 2011
The Nov. 19 front-page article “Severely wounded find more red tape”
portrayed (yet again) the results of a fundamental lack of leadership.
homes for ‘wounded warriors’
-- November 17, 2011
UB architect Danise Levine is part of a team that designed two houses
for wounded veterans and their families as part of the Wounded Warrior
Returning Veteran Dilemma – Is It Fact or Fiction?
-- November 14, 2011
With Veterans Day freshly behind us and the multiple articles related
to troops leaving Iraq and the Afghanistan drawdown, many of us have
also noted a resurgence of stories concerned with the plight of
veterans across the United States.
warriors make run at NYC Marathon glory -- November
Wounded warriors will gear up Sunday and go into a different
battleground -- the New York City Marathon.
soldier surprises daughter as he returns home from Iraq
-- November 4, 2011
It is a story book ending, a Corbin father and daughter re-united after
being apart for more than four months.
Veteran Says VA Refuses to Give Wounded Warriors Preference When
Granting Contracts -- October 23, 2011
A government investigation is seeking a response from the Department of
Veterans Affairs after the agency allegedly failed to follow a law that
would have it set aside work for qualifying firms owned by disabled
Funds Will Aid Returning Veterans -- October 14,
Nebraska's Center for Rural Affairs among groups to help veterans
return to rural areas and farms
send troops home from Iraq --October 13, 2011
JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Headaches triggered by combat brain injuries,
heavy helmets, and other stressors are among the top causes of medical
evacuation of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, new research shows.
Championed by Klobuchar to Help Returning Soldiers Get Jobs Goes Into
Effect This Week -- October 1, 2011
veterans, golden years are best in Waco --
September 23, 2011
Earlier this week, the Star Tribune reported on the dismal state of
affairs for Minnesota's unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Minnesota ranks among the worst in the nation for jobs for returning
to honor our veterans
-- September 24, 2011
On Friday, September 23, a group of 25 World War II veterans from the
Third District visited our nation's capital as part of the Hall County
turn out to support wounded veterans September 16,
"It's a blessing," Air Force veteran Jason Ellis said Friday night as
he looked at the crowd of thousands of people at the Lt. Dan Band
concert in Beaufort.
Aims to Put Jobless Veterans to Work September 15,
Controversial proposal creates incentives for businesses that hire
veterans and military spouses.
friends reunite with about 200 soldiers returning from Iraq
-- August 29,2011
FORT HOOD — More soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade
arrived at Fort Hood Thursday night after a yearlong deployment to
troops face bureaucracy to leave military -- August
WASHINGTON — Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lanier has entered what he calls the
"vast unknown." A combat veteran and father to four daughters, he can't
remain in the military because of a serious back injury earned in Iraq.
vet: It was easier in Iraq than at home -- August
(CBS News) The unemployment rate has been around nine percent for
almost two years, but it is surprising to see that unemployment for
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is nearly triple that.
available for veterans’ caregivers -- July 19, 2011
FARGO – Family members who care for war veterans with serious wounds or
psychological scars can themselves need a helping hand.
Veterans wait too long for mental health services, reports say
-- July 14, 2011
Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental
health issues often face “unconscionable” waits for treatment that
leave them at risk of suicide, according to testimony at a Senate
hearing Thursday and new reports from the Department of Veterans
Affairs inspector general.
Bikes 430 Miles to Give Back to Fellow Wounded Warriors
-- July 9th,2011
A Marine who nearly died in Iraq is giving back to his fellow
servicemen and women by biking for the second time 430 miles from
Scottsdale, Ariz., to San Diego, Calif., MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.
to match veterans with manufacturing jobs -- July
MAGNET announces project to help local businesses get trained employees.
celebrates July 4 by honoring veterans -- July
Military personnel to be recognized at ballparks nationwide
carry scars from war, but they stand firm as patriots--July
US soldiers came home from Vietnam to unwelcoming America
War II veterans greeted with a hero's welcome -- June 20th
Rochester, N.Y. —
A hero’s welcome awaited 46 World War II veterans who returned from the
17th Rochester Honor Flight on June 19.
Visits Wounded Veterans At Walter Reed --June 17, 2011
President Barack Obama traveled to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Friday to meet with wounded servicemembers.
fighting for his country, Iraq veteran now fights for a job
-- June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON — Eric Smith calls himself one of the lucky ones, returning
home from the war in Iraq in 2008 with two arms and two legs.
returning vets putting a strain on VA benefits system
-- May 28, 2011
Some say the department has improved in recent years but is
understaffed as more veterans enter the system.
cheer Wounded Warriors at Bush Intercontinental Airport
-- May 20, 2011
HOUSTON—Hundreds of people gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport on
Friday to welcome more than 200 wounded veterans to Houston.
the US Army, less young men and women die in combat than die by their
own actions’ -- 8 May 2011
On March 31, burdened with survivor’s guilt over the deaths of three
close friends, numb with prescription drugs and unable to cope with the
nightmares, panic attacks and depression of post-traumatic stress
disorder, Corporal Clay Hunt shot himself in his apartment.
Warriors Bring Inspiration to the White House
This week, the White House was host to some truly inspiring guests:
wounded veterans who are participating in the Wounded Warrior's Soldier
Ride Program to raise money and awareness for other veterans struggling
to recover from their injuries
local veteran wins hard-fought victory --Aprl 22,
MALTA -- It took Roger Lefco 17 years to believe his flashbacks about
the Vietnam War were more than just bad dreams.
after war not easy for Iraq, Afghanistan veterans
-- April 21,2011
When we think of soldiers who die in battle, we often think of those
who die fighting for our country on the battlefields of Afghanistan and
You're a Veteran in Need, Where Do You Turn for Help?
-- April 12, 2011
One of the saddest facts about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is that
so many soldiers leave the battlefield with one question: where do I go
combine smells, combat scenes to treat veterans' stress disorder
-- April 10th, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. — It's not quite smell-o-vision, but University of
Central Florida researchers are kicking off a study that will combine a
virtual reality simulation of wartime scenes along with the "smells" of
Middle East combat zones to help veterans overcome post-traumatic
benefits bill could die with Harper government; critic says let it go
-- March 23,2011
OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn implored
senators Wednesday night to let an improved package of benefits for
former soldiers pass into law before the federal government goes down
tape short-changing veterans -March 22,2010
Much of the $11.5 billion spent supporting injured and wounded service
personnel and service pensioners in 2010-11 was soaked up by
bureaucratic red tape, critics say.
Veterans told to reach out to returning soldiers --
March 25, 2011
Legislators recognize veterans at Capitol ceremony. The chairman of the
Oklahoma Veterans Council asked veterans to keep in mind soldiers who
are in harm’s way; about 3,400 state National Guardsmen are headed to
Afghanistan in a couple months.
would make March 30 special day -- March 24,2011
A U.S. Senate resolution just passed and is off to the House of
Representatives for approval that would set March 30 this year as
"Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day."
Wrong with Current Treatments?
Disability benefits themselves can sometimes cause inadvertent damage
by incentivizing unemployment and dependency and discouraging veterans
from returning to the civilian workforce. Collaboration between the
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and ...
Of Wounded Veterans Waiting For Benefits Signed Into Law By Obama
Under the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, those
caring for wounded veterans would qualify for numerous new benefits, ...
Wounded Warrior Marines SuperBowl Bound
IRVING, Tx. — Marines and Marine veterans, supported by the United
States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, gathered here to attend a
welcome dinner at the Irving Convention Center, marking the start of
events leading up to their attendance at Super Bowl XLV.
Wounded veterans at almost twice the risk for heart disease as non-vets
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The researchers said in a statement that this showed wounded
veterans were almost twice as likely to die from heart
disease than a comparison group.
empowerment project on fast track
"The ultimate goal is to transition from wounded
warrior to a viable citizen," Rose said. AVET works to provide the kind
of counseling the veterans Rose ...
remember Desert Storm 20 years later
Nonetheless, nearly 300 American lives were lost (including 17
Ohioans), and more than 400 wounded. Yet in some ways the war never
really ended, ...
VETS Scholarship Program Provides Hope and Opportunities for Wounded
Project VETS has been designed to establish dignity through
self-reliance in the financial markets for disabled veterans returning
from Operation Iraqi ...
in Glendale will help vets find jobs
More than 300 veterans are expected to attend the expo aimed at helping
recently returning troops and other veterans and service members, and
their spouses ...