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Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics play a key role in productivity and safety in the workplace. A workplace with poor ergonomics can show signs of workers having musculoskeletal disorders or MMDs. Musculoskeletal disorders include epicondylitis, tendinitis carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle strains/lower back injuries.

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Occupations such as a registered nurse, firefighters, laborers, and janitors can have a high risk for MMDs vs lower risk occupations such as a jeweler, audiologist, university professor, and hair stylist.

MSD Risk Factors

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace can be prevented by practicing good ergonomics: correcting posture, taking frequent breaks from jobs that require repetition; quick movements, and manual labor.

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Safety in the Workplace

Safety is a very important aspect in any workplace environment and every employee has a set of rights and responsibilities to ensure their safety. These rights include, the right to know, the right to speak up, and the right to refuse.

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The right to know describes your employer’s responsibility to tell you of any hazards you may be dealing with in your workplace environment. The right to speak up describes your right as an employee to ask questions, ask for training, and ask for help if you feel your job is unsafe, or to difficult. As an employee, you also have the right to refuse work that you feel is unsafe, or jobs that you have not received training for. These rights and responsibilities were put in place to help ensure the protection of workers throughout different occupations.



Copyright and Fair use

Copyright has been around for over 200 years. Today, there are four fair use factors that follow copyright, these factors are, the purpose and character of your use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount and sustainability of the portion taken, and the effect of the use upon the potential market.

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The purpose and character of your use factor asks, was the copyrighted material used to make something new, or was it used to create something similar to the original work. The nature of the copyrighted work factor states that you would be more in fair use if you copied material from factual documentation like biographies rather than fictional documentation like movies or plays.

Fair Use

The amount and sustainability of the portion taken states that, if you copy less material, you will be more in fair use. The effect of the use upon the potential market factor states that if you use copyrighted material to deprive the original owner of income, your are not in fair use.



Traditional Resume Vs Online Portfolio

Within the past 10 years online portfolios have been replacing traditional resumes. Studies show that only 23% of people using traditional resumes actually find jobs that suite them, while 77% of people are finding jobs through social networking. In 2015, studies show that 92% of job recruiters use social networking in the process of hiring new people and only 4% use traditional methods. With 87% of people begin found through Linkedin.com, 55% of people begin found through Facebook.com, and 47% of people begin found through Twitter.com. Survey: Jobvite.com

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Here are 5 reasons why you should use an online portfolio vs a traditional resume

  1. When it comes to finding a job social networking has taken over.
  2. Employers are looking for people through social media.
  3. Websites like Linkedin.com have revolutionized the creation of resumes and online presence.
  4. Finding a job through traditional resume may result in fewer responses and more rejections.
  5. Having access to an online portfolio will increase your job opportunities.
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