Category Archives: Ergonomic Consultants

er·go·nom·ics  (ûr-g-nmks) n. 1. (used with a sing. verb) The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.  2. (used with … Continue reading

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By Laura Dietrich, Certified Professional Ergonomist If you plan to purchase new office chairs for your employees, here are five things you should consider before doing so: #5 – The more adjustability the chair has, the greater the chance it … Continue reading

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by Laura Dietrich, Certified Professional Ergonomist As an ergonomic consultant, I often start a site visit by taking a tour of the manufacturing facility that is requesting the ergonomic evaluation.  Over the years, I have noticed several ‘mistakes’ that are … Continue reading

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by Laura Dietrich, Certified Professional Ergonomist If you plan to establish an ergonomic committee at your workplace, here are five things that will help to ensure a successful start-up for the committee: #5 – Management Support The most important condition … Continue reading

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OSHA recently announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities to protect workers from serious safety and health hazards which are common in medical industries. Through this NEP, OSHA will target nursing homes and residential … Continue reading

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The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently published a Position Statement on Ergonomics (http://www.aiha.org/news-pubs/govtaffairs/Documents/ErgonomicsPositionstmnt100509.pdf ). The main purpose of the paper was to communicate their position regarding the role and benefits of ergonomics in the workplace and to encourage the development … Continue reading

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