This article describes how to find anti-vibration gloves that will protect workers from vibration.
If you plan to scoop ice cream for an endless line of hungry humans this holiday weekend, your wrists will be screaming for attention. This article includes some tips, and a review of a new scooping tool, said to improve scooping posture. Before you begin scooping, a few tips: Everyone has a favourite ice cream […]
We have acquired a back exoskeleton for trials, and we have been toting it around to our regular clients to see how and where it works best. This particular model is the LiftSuit by Auxivo, and it was generously provided on a trial by DKY Group (www.dky-group.com). The Liftsuit is a “passive” exoskeleton, which means […]
The skin on our bare hands provides an ideal grip for handling most objects in day-to-day life. Our palms and fingers are relatively tough, grippy, and sensitive to heat and pressure. For many tasks, bare-handed is the way to go. Most people can’t imagine wearing gloves to type, use a pen, brush our teeth or […]
As ergonomists, we’re especially curious about all those products that are marketed as “ergonomically designed”. We recently bought two “ergo” snow shovels, and Kirsten volunteered to rate them, in comparison with a traditional shovel. You might see her review on our Linked in page and on our Facebook page. But if you’d rather read about it, then […]
Does your company see itself as “leading edge”? Is “R&D” built into your process? If so, are you applying this approach to ergonomics and strain/sprain injury prevention? Applied research allows you to examine information about specific problems within your company. Research can lead to better work processes, ergonomics awareness and skills, and innovation. As practitioners, […]
This month, many of us are embarking on a physical activity for which we have little or no training; we’ll be heading into the woods to cut down a tree. We thought we’d share some “ergonomics” insights with you. (Perhaps you use an artificial tree, or you buy from a tree lot, or you don’t […]