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Transitioning to Sit/Stand Workstation -Part II

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...

General, Office Ergonomics, Safety Programs  •  March 14, 2013

To Sit or to Stand, That Is the Question... -Part I

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...

General, Office Ergonomics, Safety Programs  •  March 11, 2013

Improving Housekeeping Ergonomics, Part III - Check Your EARSS

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).

Hospitality, Manual Material Handling, Office Ergonomics  •  January 22, 2013

Improving Housekeeping Ergonomics, Part II Risk Relationships

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).

Hospitality, Office Ergonomics  •  January 17, 2013

Active Sitting and Ergonomic Health

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.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  December 06, 2012

Laptop Ergonomics

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.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  August 23, 2012

The Little Things Can Cause Back Pain

Back pain is something that most of us will experience sometime in our lives. Often the cause of back pain is misunderstood.

General, Office Ergonomics, Manual Material Handling  •  May 17, 2012

Dealing With Dual Monitors

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.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 08, 2012

Mousing Elbow? It Can Be Prevented

“Hey doc, what do you mean I have tennis elbow? I don’t even play the game!”

General, Office Ergonomics  •  April 25, 2011

Is Sitting Good for Your Health?

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...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 11, 2011

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