Scooping ice cream can constitute workplace hazard
Scooping out hard ice cream can constitute a workplace hazard, according to an Alberta tribunal that has ordered workersâ€™ compensation for a convenience-store employee with an injured shoulder.
Dr. Stephen Reed, an orthopedic surgeon, said the design of most ice-cream parlours makes for a much different activity than spooning out dessert on the counter at home.
â€śTheyâ€™re forced to do this basically at armâ€™s length, reaching into a large cabinet,â€ť said Dr. Reed. â€śItâ€™s basically poor ergonomics, and theyâ€™re doing it repetitively.â€ť
In fact, injury often results from seemingly innocuous tasks because of bad ergonomic design, he said. The solutions can be quite simple, Dr. Reed said, describing how he solved one patientâ€™s back problems by suggesting the worker stand on an elevated platform when lifting boxes repetitively....
Talking about compensation! Have you heard the one about the UK Government paying millions of Dollars/pounds out to unsubstantiated claims by muslim terrorists?
Quote "The UK government has decided to award seven former Guantanamo detainees millions of dollars in an out-of-court settlement, according to multiple press accounts. Why? The ex-Gitmo detainees claim that British authorities knew they were being tortured during their detention by the U.S. and other countries. And the Brits reportedly do not want their intelligence officials to become embroiled in costly and time-consuming litigation." British pay Jihadists.