FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2010
For more information contact:
Brenda Haines or Heidi Strand, Communications
New 4imprint White Paper and Podcast: Workplace Ergonomics
Blue Paper® Highlights the Risks for Workplace Injury and Methods for Protecting
Employees and Improving the Work Environment
(OSHKOSH, Wis.)— Promotional products retailer 4imprint releases its most recent podcast and Blue Paper (its own version of a white paper), entitled Ergonomics in the Workplace.
Ergonomics is the scientific study of the way humans work. Businesses and experts can use ergonomics to adapt an employee’s work environment to fit an employee’s physical needs, thereby increasing productivity and morale.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, in 2008 work-related injuries thought to be associated with inattention to ergonomics accounted for 317,440 workers’ compensation claims, with each claim resulting in 10 days out of work for injured parties, costing state fund employers millions of dollars.
“This Blue Paper identifies ergonomic risk factors, outlines steps businesses can take to mitigate these factors and improve the work environment, decrease absenteeism and increase morale, and boost productivity.” said Mary Curtin, 4imprint vice president of human resources. “From the simple details of how folks sit in their chairs, to the best use of lighting for reading a computer screen, ergonomics can really make a difference! ”
The Blue Paper (4imprint’s version of a white paper) and podcast are available for download at http://info.4imprint.com/bluepapers/.
About 4imprint Blue Papers
4imprint Blue Papers are in-depth, how-to articles, distributed to 4imprint customers to help their organizations succeed. Accessible at http://info.4imprint.com/bluepapers/ in both print and podcast forms, Blue Papers are also available on iTunes®. Blue Papers cover popular, cutting-edge business, marketing, human resources and management topics such as podcasting, online social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and experiential marketing.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group, Plc, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, and serves more than 100,000 businesses with its innovative promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. Its product offerings include corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it Notes, custom calendars, and much more. As of January 1, 2010, 4imprint, Inc. is offering a new guarantee on all promotional products. For additional information, log on to www.4imprint.com.