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In the last blog, we mentioned NIOSH has just begun a 12 month sit/stand workstation pilot program. While we await the program results, consider the following...
NIOSH (National Institute of Safety and Health) recently posted a blog regarding a sit/stand workstation pilot program they are undertaking “as part of a workplace health and wellbeing initiative to reduce sedentary work in our workplace.” In the May...
The previous two housekeeping ergo blogs covered the risk factors of force, frequency, and posture in housekeeping tasks and their relationship to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD’s).
The last housekeeping blog identified force, frequency, and posture as key risk factors that play important roles in increasing or decreasing the potential for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).
A few of my business account contacts have posed the question of what to look for in an ergonomic chair. The short answer is adjustment features.
Today almost everyone is connected to the electronic world. School children, young and middle aged workers, and older workers are all using portable electronic devices for school, work, and social media interaction.
Back pain is something that most of us will experience sometime in our lives. Often the cause of back pain is misunderstood.
Dual computer monitor use is becoming more common in today’s office environment. As this technology increases our workload, ergonomic setup becomes even more important.
“Hey doc, what do you mean I have tennis elbow? I don’t even play the game!”
Inactivity (like sitting) has a profound effect on our bodies. Sitting increases disc pressure by as much as 50% and reduces cardiac output. It also affects our bodies at the cellular level, changing the production of certain proteins that contribu...
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