Category Archives: Ergonomics

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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By now we have all heard the predictions that this winter will be a hard one, with lots of snow. Many of us have already felt it. Typically, the first snow fall will occur and most of us dust off … Continue reading

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with MooreCo, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of the Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The legs of the chair … 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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Chairs made in China and sold by Office Depot Stores have been recalled due to fall hazard by Raynor Marketing. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the … Continue reading

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More often than not in the course of conversation about my beloved profession the question comes up these days about OSHA , safety, and where it is all headed under the new administration. I have come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Neck Pain Due to Office Setup Recently a colleague of mine was telling me that his neck had been really hurting at night.  He also mentioned that reclining back with traction had really helped.  When I asked him what he … Continue reading

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