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Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and
job demands to the capabilities of the working population.
Ergonomics is an approach or solution to deal with a number of
problems - including work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders.
be responsible for ergonomics. This person
should provide information to employees on
the risk of injuries, signs and symptoms to
watch for, and the importance of reporting
problems early. They should set up a system
for employees to report signs and symptoms.

Be aware of common contributing conditions within your industry or job classifications. If other companies in the same
industry have ergonomic-related problems,
it is possible these problems could affect
your employees. Obtain information from

others in your industry to see what problems others have experienced in their operations and to gain a better understanding
of potential problems that may exist in
your workplace.
For suggestions on reducing the risk of ergonomic injuries in your workplace, please
contact the EPIC Insurance Broker colleagues of the PCOC Insurance Program at
877.860.7378, or go to pcocinsurance.com
for help and further information.

How do I look for conditions that may
contribute to Musculoskeletal Disorders?
Both work-related and non-work related
conditions can, either individually or by
interacting with each other, give rise to
MSDs. Several approaches can determine
whether conditions in the workplace might
be contributing to employees developing
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Summer 2016

President’s Message PCOC: Building Opportunities, Adding Value
Measurements That Matter and Why
Presidential Profile
Business Leaders Warn of Dangers of New Wage Law
Federal Update
Insurance Sprains, Strains and Auto-Hose Reels
State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
Membership Pays! Clark Pest Control Highlights its PCOC Benefits and Value
Firm Profile Cliff’s Pest Control
Index to Advertisers
Advertiser.com
PCOC - Summer 2016 - cover1
PCOC - Summer 2016 - cover2
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 3
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 4
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 5
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 6
PCOC - Summer 2016 - President’s Message PCOC: Building Opportunities, Adding Value
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Measurements That Matter and Why
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 9
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 10
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Presidential Profile
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 12
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 13
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Business Leaders Warn of Dangers of New Wage Law
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 15
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Federal Update
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 17
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Insurance Sprains, Strains and Auto-Hose Reels
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 19
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 20
PCOC - Summer 2016 - State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 22
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 23
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 24
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Membership Pays! Clark Pest Control Highlights its PCOC Benefits and Value
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 26
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 27
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 28
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Firm Profile Cliff’s Pest Control
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Advertiser.com
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - outsert1
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