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Ergonomics and Mobile Workers

“Increasingly, work is something people do rather than a place people go.”

General, Office Ergonomics  •  April 10, 2017

Redefining the Workplace

It would seem that everyone would like to work at Google. Google’s efforts to create the happiest place to work include more than complimentary gourmet meals, massages, “nap pods” and other lavish perks.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 01, 2017

Steel Toe Footwear—Are They Really Safer?

Steel toe capped work boots can make a tremendous difference in keeping your feet not only comfortable but also safe from falling objects.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  December 15, 2016

Oh the Pain! Avoiding Sprains and Strains

What do the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and New England Patriots star tight end, Rob Gronkowski, have in common? They both suffered a hamstring strain injury this year which caused a temporary setback from competing in their respective sport. ...

General, Manual Material Handling, Office Ergonomics  •  October 06, 2016

Ergonomics by the Seat of Your Pants

You are uncomfortable in your chair at work. Do you toss it? Chairs are expensive, and most businesses want to exhaust all options before replacing a chair. Here are a few tips on how to get that chair working for you, and even a few little known erg...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  July 06, 2016

The Workplace Is Dynamic, Don't Be Left Sitting Still

Over the past 50 years there has been a shift from active to more sedentary job tasks with a steady decline in energy expenditure at work as sedentary occupations have increased from 50% to 80% of all work. The negative impact of this change is slowl...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  May 04, 2016

Can't Take My Eyes off of You

In today’s digital world, the opening lines to a 1967 hit single by Frankie Valli “You’re just too good to be true. Can’t take my eyes off of you.” aptly describes both the fascination and addiction we have with electronic devices. With an abundanc...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  August 28, 2015

It's Time to Consider Order Fulfillment Safety

Believe it or not, on July 29th, 2015 there are only 148 days until Christmas! I apologize for making you think about the upcoming cold winter in the middle of this beautiful summer!

General, Retail, Office Ergonomics, Hiring Practices  •  July 28, 2015

Why the Scaleni Deserve a Good Stretch

Scaleni what? While the scaleni (plural), or scalene muscles, aren’t as familiar as the pecs, abs, and biceps, or for that matter the glutes, quads, and triceps, they are an important muscle group from the standpoint of their location in relationship...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  June 23, 2015

Three Tips for Using a Mouse

The following tips should be considered when using your current mouse. These tips are frequently provided during ergonomic assessments as location and use are common contributors of aches and pains. Conduct a self assessment and implement these tips ...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  May 28, 2015

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