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The Little Things Can Make the Difference
Back pain is something that most of us will experience sometime in our lives. Often the cause of back pain is misunderstood. The perception is we must be lifting something heavy to cause an injury.
A Common Issue with The Common Extensor Tendon
The common extensor tendon is located in the upper limb with attachment to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus at the elbow.
Shouldering the Work: Simple Solutions for a Complex Joint
Work-related shoulder injuries cost over $28 billion a year. Safe shoulder movement is very dependent on muscle strength and a coordinated movement of a complex structure.
You Gotta Move
Clocking in at a little more than two and a half minutes, the Rolling Stones studio rendition of “You Gotta Move” just seems like a nifty number to motivate a microbreak for about the same length of time.
Falls from Rolling Chairs – Yeah, it’s a Thing
As the weather turns colder, slip and fall incidents begin to rise. A recent Safety Net post, Fall In Down Without Falling Down was a reminder that fall is beautiful but does present a seasonal hazard.
Don’t be in the Dark about Office Lighting
Lighting in the workplace is an important factor that contributes to organizational productivity and efficiency.
Remote Worker Safety and Ergonomics
Due to the highly contagious and potentially life-threatening nature of the COVID-19 virus, there has been a recent surge in the number of employers asking or requiring their employees to work from home.
Ask the Ergonomist - Should I have a ball at work?
I am frequently asked, “Should I use a yoga ball instead of a chair?” At this point, many have heard of using an inflatable ball because it is purported to activate core muscles and improve back posture. So let’s toss that idea around a little.
Ergonomics: Fitting the Work to the Worker
Do you sometimes feel like a square peg in a round hole? Designing from the human perspective is relatively new.
Mouse Motion Is No Mickey Mouse Matter
First, nothing against Mickey Mouse - the beloved Walt Disney character gets a bad rap for his misadventures and simplistic mindset turning his moniker into an expression of something insignificant or trivial.
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