Health and Wellness


Back Injuries: Do Back Belts Help?

Dr. NK Singh discusses with Teera why back belts offer a false sense of security and how it's better to do core strengthening instead. Dr. Singh is the an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt Orthopedics Sports Medicine.

Departmental Ergonomic Evaluations or Manager Referrals

A supervisor or manager can request an ergonomic consultation for a department.

Faculty/Staff Individual Ergonomic Evaluation

If you have completed the self-conducted workstation evaluation but are still having trouble with your workstation, or if your provider thinks you need individual attention, we offer individual ergonomic evaluations conducted at your workplace.

Increase Your Workstation Activity!

A discussion about risks associated with a sedentary office environment.

Maturing Workforce

How to utilize the assets and address the concerns of a maturing workforce.

Mobile Device Ergonomics

Wilma Traughber, RN, MSN and Ergonomist, offers tips on how to safely talk, text and check emails from any mobile device.

Protecting Our Nurses and Care Givers Through Safe Patient Handling

This Wellcast has great insight and tips to help care givers and nurses lessen their risk of causing an injury when moving a patient.

Safe Patient Handling in the Psychiatric Care Environment

Mamie Williams, Director of Safe Patient Handling in the department of Nursing Education discusses Safe Patient Handing and how to protect healthcare workers in the Psychiatric Hospital.

Vanderbilt Online Tutorial for Ergonomics

Vanderbilt faculty and staff can conduct an office workstation ergonomic evaluation using this online guided assessment tool.