Ergonomics was a hot topic for OSHA in the 1990s, with the agency issuing a standard for ergonomics in 2000, which quickly was repealed in 2001. So why should employers continue to concern themselves with ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the study of work. From an OSHA perspective, it is the process of designing the job to fit the employee, rather than forcing the employee’s body to fit the job. This process may include modifying tasks, the work environment and equipment to meet the specific needs of an employee to alleviate physical stress on the body and eliminate potentially disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
A host of companies across industries have confirmed attacks on June 27th by a brutal wave of ransomware. Victims of these attacks including global law firm DLA Piper, U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck, and the Danish shipping company Maersk.
Although targets originally appeared in Ukraine—shutting down power plants, banking services and supermarkets—this latest cyberattack has quickly spanned critical economic sectors around the globe. This cyberattack was first seen by Webroot's threat research team at roughly 10:00 a.m. UTC 6/27/2017.
Webroot has found many companies are still failing to adequately secure their IT systems from the EternalBlue (Petya/WannaCry) vulnerability in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) server.
Microsoft issued critical security updates to patch this vulnerability on March 14, 2017. <https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx> To verify that the MS17-010 patch is installed.
The attack can come in multiple ways, but the primary delivery method is by email.
The Boeing Co. is investing an undisclosed amount in SparkCognition, helping the Austin, Tex.-based company close a $32.5 million funding round. Boeing’s stake was placed through HorizonX, a venture it set up recently to direct investment capital for technology commercialization and new market access.
SparkCognition develops “machine learning technology” — i.e., artificial intelligence — particularly for applications in information technology, energy, oil-and-gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, telecommunications and security.
Boeing was joined in the investment by Verizon Ventures, a private equity group.
St. Joseph's economy continues to grow steadily as local companies like Triumph Foods and St. Joe Petroleum are choosing to expand and create new jobs in the process. With help from the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the State of Missouri, each company looks forward to achieving their goals.
Millennials are often criticized for their obsession with technology and general egocentricity, but like it or not, this is the up-and-coming generation that’s going to shape the workplaces of tomorrow. By about 2020, nearly half the working population will be composed of millennials, and individuals within this generation will be starting and managing their own companies more frequently.
Last week was good for apprenticeships. President Trump’s ringing call for expanding apprenticeship at a White House ceremony on Thursday should be welcome to all who favor a cost-effective approach to upgrading skills, raising job quality and widening routes to rewarding careers.