Social Media: A Means For Keeping Up With Best Practice
With the industry changing rapidly, it can be challenging to keep up with best practice. Social media is one of the important means by which this information gets shared. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or company blogs, like this one, offer a place for individuals, specialists, and companies alike to share their research, best practice tips, and new ideas.
Our LinkedIn group, Work Injury Evaluation and Workplace Safety, is a great place to share ideas and keep up with best practice. It is also an environment that encourages contributors and members to be "Thinking Evaluators" and to step outside the box. Some recent discussion topics include: FCE standards for typing and mouse use, Snook tables vs NIOSH lifting equation, quantifing cognitive and aptitudinal essential functions of a job, and many more.
We have just surpassed 500 members in the group! Join and share your ideas with members from all over the world, at varying seniority levels, and from different job titles. This diverse group of members contributes stimulating conversation from varying viewpoints.
These types of social media discussion boards are important for the industry in continuing to grow, develop, and progress. The forums provide a place to ask questions regarding a challenging case, present research findings, post comments about industry trends, and comment on current (or future) changes to the industry. Discussion groups are like think tanks, a place where the seeds of growth and change are planted. Join in and take part in the positive progress of your industry!
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