Ergonomics applies at work AND at home. Here are five things you can do with your family, to start a discussion about ergonomics. Inspect your winter boots. Are they warm? Do they have good tread to prevent slips? Do they keep moisture out? If you’re shopping for boots, check here first, for help selecting an […]
Research by Carter Deforest Our team has been doing some research with the primary goal of improving our social media engagement (follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook!). Along the way, we’ve learned that many of the principles that apply to successful social media campaigns also apply to ergonomics awareness initiatives. When we want to […]
An ergonomist can support human resources initiatives by helping to accommodate workers with limitations, by supporting the design of jobs that are inclusive, and by implementing changes that improve safety, comfort, productivity, and quality.
When you perform a Google search for “gaming chairs” and sift through the images, you’ll be met with a plethora of eye-catching, brightly coloured leather seats featuring wings and plush cushions. At first glance, gaming chairs may seem more comfortable than traditional “ergonomic” office chairs, with their array of knobs and levers. But let’s delve […]
If you’ve ever driven through a snowstorm in the dark, you can begin to understand the challenges snowplow drivers face. Imagine being responsible for clearing a safe path on the snowy road’s edge while contending with traffic, disabled vehicles, people, fallen trees, powerlines, and wildlife. Add the irregular work hours, and the need to stay […]
This article summarizes the October 2 2023 conference which was hosted by CRE-MSD.
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, […]
Many workers who suffer a strain/sprain injury need pain medication, and some of these people become addicted. Applying ergonomics in these industries, so we avoid these injuries, could be part of the solution.