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Shovel safely!

Winter brings out the ergonomist in us – Karen was recently watching with interest as her husband shovelled the driveway. In fact, she was so intrigued with the process, that she spontaneously launched a full scale ergonomics assessment! (Is it any coincidence that the analysis process required approximately the same time as it took for […]
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Christmas shopping, “ergonomically”

At this time of year, we are all susceptible to aching feet, legs, backs, and shoulders, as a result of prolonged hours of shoppping. (I do realise that not all of us consider shopping in the same category of “work”, or even “sport”, but I assure you that it does entail musculoskeletal demands!) Here are […]
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Business Man Texting

Texting Thumbs & Shoulders & Neck &…

Ergonomists have been expecting it for years. In fact, we’re frankly quite shocked that it’s taken so long for the concerns to surface. Reports have associated smartphone use with de Quervain’s tenosynovitis and osteoarthritis. Research done at the University of Waterloo (UW) shows that heavy users of portable mobile devices report thumb, shoulder, and neck […]
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