stretching

Proven solutions: Does your ergonomist do “what if” assessments?

We’ve always been proud of our quantitative approach to ergonomics. We use detailed analysis tools to determine whether work demands are acceptable, and we evaluate potential solutions against the same standards. Doesn’t everyone do this? Believe it or not, no! Many companies use checklists or score-based tools such as Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) or […]
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How to get a strain/sprain injury at a perfectly-adjusted workstation

I can’t honestly say that I’ve suffered a strain/sprain injury, but I know the early signs when I see them. I have the advantage of an education and 30+ years of experience, so I’m able to avoid the progression of such an issue. (Physician, heal thyself! Ergonomist, fix thine workstation!) I can, however, report that, […]
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Do stretching programs work?

We’re often asked to help our clients to develop and deliver stretching programs, customized for the work that their employees are doing. Do these programs work? We’ve been trying to investigate this question using “before and after” survey data. Clients start out with great enthusiasm, administering the baseline survey, implementing the program, and promising to […]
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