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Making ergonomics “go viral”: How social media marketing applies to ergonomics awareness

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 […]
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Are Gaming Chairs Truly “Ergonomic”? Top tips for choosing the perfect gaming chair

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 […]
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Snowplow operators in Canada: the unsung heroes of harsh winters

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 […]
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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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