Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about why it’s important to measure the amount and direction of force that a worker uses, and why the worker’s body position matters. This week, I wanted to explore the impact of frequency and duration. “How often” and “for how long” an effort occurs have a big effect […]
Some clients call us because a job has been associated with concerns or injuries, and they want to know if the job really warrants improvement. They might be hoping that we’ll help them find an innovative solution for a longstanding issue. Others may hope that we’ll say the strain/sprain injury risk for the job is […]
You had an ergonomics assessment done at your office workstation, but you’re still uncomfortable. Was it done properly?
A full office ergonomics assessment should result in improvided comfort. This article describes how a full assessment is conducted, and when it might not result in improvement.
Someone once said that you can “go anywhere if you look serious and carry a clipboard”. If you’ve ever seen an ergonomist in a workplace wearing a tool pouch or a backpack, you may have wondered what’s in the bag. Kirsten made a video to let you in on our secrets. As for the […]
by Danielle Hiltz As ergonomists, one of the most frequently used tools in our tool kit is the force gauge. We use it to measure push and pull forces, and object weights. Therefore, when it comes time to purchase one, we have to carefully consider whether to go with a digital or analog instrument. If […]