Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
Ergonomic Assessment of a Molding Department
by Ritamarie Waugh
Abstract: Different workplaces and tasks have high complexities in terms of interaction between humans and their working environment. This challenge has created problems for both an employer and employees. During World War II, the improvement for safety and performance of military systems became a real concern. Systems such as aircrafts, naval ships and large-scale weapons required attention. “Designers recognized the importance of reflecting the characteristics of the operator in the equipment they designed” (American Psychological Association, n.d.). The continuation of research expanded into commercial sectors with consumer products, office settings and space systems. The current global ergonomics is concerned with both improving the design of products or systems and improving conditions in the workplace.
About the Author
Rita Waugh is a senior studying Occupational Safety and Environmental Health with a minor in Emergency Management. Passionate about safety, she searched for ways to get more involved. She became a student member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers. She was awarded three scholarships for her drive, initiative and leadership skills. Rita is completing her honors thesis of an Ergonomic Assessment of a Molding Department to graduate with department honors from Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology. Ultimately, her goals are to receive her certifications as a Safety Professional and an Industrial Hygienist.