By now most of us are used to hearing the word ‘ergonomics’, whether applied to the workplace, home or even transportation. And we have at the very least a solid understanding of what is meant when someone used the term. But from our experience, people often put a spin on what ergonomics means, whether because […]
Basic Information On Ergonomics And You
Are you just starting to learn the importance of ergonomics in your life?
Or are you looking for information to build a case to get more ergonomic computer equipment at your office? This is a great place to start. We have put together a ton of great information that can have a positive impact on your overall health.
Understanding Office Ergonomics It’s important to be aware of how much of an impact your work environment has on your overall health. Even those who spend only a few hours a day at a desk can experience ailments that are directly related to how their workspace is set up. That is just one of the […]
Have you ever thought about fitness and ergonomics in the same train of thought? Maybe not, but there are lots of reasons why a person should! According to Dictionary.com, ergonomics is “the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, esp the equipment they use…” (“The Definition”). The right equipment is integral when performing everyday […]
It’s October in Austin and the butterflies are out in full swing. No, really, there are flocks and swarms and droves of them (the technical term for a group of butterflies is a ‘kaleidoscope’). It’s hard to go even a day without seeing these small insects with painted wings, and we’re not complaining! Seeing all these […]
We can finally call it: at this point in September, summer is officially behind us. Those long days of darkness are closing in, which means that even for those of us who love fall, it can be difficult to stay awake at work. And getting creative? Isn’t that something we do when the sun is […]
The kids are now solidly back in school, and you know what that means: even more typing and thumb swiping for those little fingers and wrists than ever before. Between school iPad initiatives and book reports, students are now just as highly at risk for developing Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as […]
We’ve all seen it. You employ a temporary fix for a problem that, next thing you know, becomes a permanent one. Sometimes this is a result of shear laziness (like that one time you duct taped your bumper back on and kept it that way for 6 years), but oftentimes that temporary solution becomes something […]
It’s almost here: that’s right, System Administrator Appreciation Day! Your System Administrator (Sysadmin) is the one who keeps your computer systems running, including your servers. They also ensure that your technical systems aren’t vulnerable to attack and that they run properly, while also managing users. Sometimes, your sysadmin also acts as invaluable tech support. In […]
Our smartphones are like a new appendage. We tote them with us everywhere we go, and when they’re out, we rarely take our eyes off of them. But all of that texting and staring can add up to a whole bunch of musculoskeletal and attentional difficulties, neither of which do wonders for your performance at […]
A good ergonomics program has a dramatic effect on a company’s bottom line, increasing efficiency and productivity rates and reducing the rate of absenteeism. But even a well-planned ergonomics program is only as good as its implementation. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the most common mistakes companies make in creating and […]