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See More With Less? Yes!

Office environments are usually well lighted, and believe it or not, this poses some problems for the computer operator. Offices have been around for a long time but the world of computers is relatively new.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  January 04, 2011

Is a Sit/Stand Workstation Right for You?

Sit/stand workstations are becoming more popular in the office environment as they allow the user to change position throughout the day. The primary benefit of a sit/stand station is to reduce worker fatigue through frequent postural change.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  May 13, 2010

Micro Breaks = Macro Benefit

Ergonomics is the science of the interaction between people and their work. The ergonomic concerns in the workplace are not limited to computer workstations, assembly operations, or lifting tasks.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 26, 2010

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel! On Second Thought…

The expression "Put your shoulder to the wheel." is an idiom for working hard at something. Certainly, we don't want to actually place a shoulder against a wheel, especially if it's of the rotating and grinding variety. Ouch!

General, Manual Material Handling, Office Ergonomics  •  March 16, 2010

Unconscious Behavior: An Obstacle to Change

Try brushing your teeth with your opposite hand, or sleeping on the opposite side of the bed, or place the mouse on the other side of the keyboard. Can’t do it, can you?

General, Office Ergonomics  •  November 09, 2009

Stretching for Fun and Profit

I have a pretty good idea that a number of you will read this post’s title and say “that's crazy.” I honestly have to say I thought the same thing when I was first introduced to the idea of an employee stretch program years ago.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  September 03, 2008

Ten Tips for a Perfect Fit

If you are reading this, odds are there is probably a computer screen involved. And you may be one of the 400,000 U.S. workers that lost an average of 8 days away from work due to a musculoskeletal injury in 2004, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of La...

General, Office Ergonomics  •  August 01, 2008

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