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Apr
Employee during required office rest breaks at work

Evidence for Office Rest Breaks

I was recently out with a client who asked me to comment on a new initiative a supervisor had implemented in the office area of an industrial production plant. The supervisor felt that the workers were not getting enough done, chatting too much, running around the office more than getting the needed work done at their desks, etc. The supervisor …

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10
Apr
A bad example of one size fits all cookie cutter office ergonomics

STOP “Cookie-Cutter” Office Ergonomics

Many employers and workers explore ways to reduce the risk of ergonomic injuries in the office workspace. Whether reacting to injuries, pain, discomfort, etc. or proactively trying to prevent these consequences from developing, commendable efforts for the safety of workers occur. These adaptations to office workstations can include internal resources or external 3rd party office ergonomics providers who far too …

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2
Apr
Ergonomic gimmicks throughout the ages

Top 3 Modern Office Ergonomics Trends & Gimmicks

Every decade seems to have some gimmick device for the office that comes out, gets popular and becomes a fad that everyone wants. At first glance and with little critical thinking, these gems have unique and curious features that seem reasonable and address an issue whether real or created that they would help. Add a sales angle and some societal …

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23
Mar
Modern application of ergonomics using computer modelling

The Evolution of Ergonomics

Ergonomics has been defined as the scientific discipline concerned with fitting the job/task to the worker and the history and evolution of ergonomics as a science is a long story. Contrary to popular belief, ergonomics is a field that did not originate in the 1980s due to an influx of injuries in the office work environment. The concept of studying …

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9
Mar

How to Choose and Set Up the Perfect Keyboard

While you primarily a keyboard simply for typing—and while a $10 keyboard will type just fine—certain keyboards and set-ups are much better suited for specific tasks and workers. Your keyboard is something you may use all day at your desk, so you should make sure it isn’t going to cause you any strain. If you experience any forearm or wrist …

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1
Dec

Strategic Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

A global manufacturer of consumer chemical products recognized the need and opportunity to work with EKG to improve ergonomic performance within their facilities in both Canada and the United States. Customized project plans were developed for each site based on their unique characteristics and desires. Common for all sites were project elements that engaged both management and the work force. …

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16
Nov

5 Reasons to Earn Your CES Designation

All-In-One Practical Learning Experience – Our CES Designation program covers all aspects of ergonomics and provides a clear path to understanding. Each stage of the 5-day course builds upon previous content, walking students through the actual processes.  Unique Personal Attention – Our small class sizes allow us to provide personalized care and attention. Our experienced trainers will engage with participants and provide meaningful …

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13
Nov

RollerMouse Red by Contour – Product Review

The mouse is a standard piece of computer equipment. Computer users use the mouse almost three times as much as the keyboard. As exposure rates are high, improving upper extremity posture while using a computer mouse is very important. Not to mention, using a mouse regularly involves stationary positions, and small and repetitive movements of the same small muscles over …

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10
Nov

National Kinesiology Week – November 13-19 2017

National Kinesiology Week “If all the ways that exercise helped you were replicated in a drug, it would be considered a miracle drug.” – Dr. Ian Blumer National Kinesiology week is an initiative to remind Canada of the amazing healing power of physical activity. Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being, and quality of life of Canadians. …

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8
Nov

A Testimonial You MUST Read – Anthropo-what?

The final day of a week well spent, And the discovery of what anthropometrics meant; A look at ergonomics shown 5 simple ways, Follow this process and your boss, you’ll amaze; Consider the task, station, structure, work and enviro, Assessing these may reduce trips to chiro; The needs will reveal a problem to solve, And a plan thereafter will soon …

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