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.
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 […]
Sometimes you get that feeling, like someone is watching you. And maybe that makes you sit up straighter. Our Social Media team had some fun with that theme, creating some videos that we’ll share over the next few months. We used our life-size wooden mannequin to represent an “ergo” monitor. The images above were clipped […]
This year, I’m giving myself a gift. And I’m making my resolutions a week early. Simultaneously. My resolutions involve being kinder, to myself and those around me. I want to stop looking at the clock as my personal adversary. It’s time to make some adjustments. And, naturally, I can tie these to ergonomics. As the […]
Attracting and retaining talent has become more challenging in the past three years. It’s an employee’s market out there. During “The Great Resignation”, in the face of the pandemic’s doom and gloom, we had more time to think about what really matters to us, and many people considered career changes. Many (though not all) of […]
Over the past 25+ years, I’ve shared articles about issues that were relevant to me at specific times in my life: pregnancy, ergonomics with (and for) children, pets, camping, cottaging, travel, and so on. When I meet new people at business functions, those who have been reading our newsletters and blogs often tell me that […]