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27 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Buying an Office Chair – Information to Consider Before Buying

Are you tired of your old office chair? Office chairs are some of the most complained about pieces of furniture, yet people have very little idea on how to go about replacing their worn out, uncomfortable, old office chairs. It is vital to invest wisely in the chair that you will be spending most of […]

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24 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The dilemna of split-angle keyboards – to use, or not to use?

There are tens of thousands of keyboard designs and functions, suited for every type of body and occupation. Some are built light for easy transportation, some are made for game enthusiasts, some keyboards even roll up into a flexible tube that you can put in your pocket! With that being said, you want to make […]

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30 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Watch your arms – your body likes to be in neutral positions.

With more and more findings on long term office related injuries these days, how can we make sure we aren’t putting unnecessary stress on our arms in the long run? Let’s go over the basics of arm positioning – starting with the hand! Because of the alignment of our muscles, tendons, and bones, our hands […]

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23 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Should Exercise Balls Be Used At the Computer?

I’m sure you have seen them in department stores and sporting goods retailers, or even seen them on television or in your own office – I’m talking about exercise ball chairs that are widely advertised, claiming to improve your core strength and posture. The companies that make these chairs claim that since you are resting […]

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06 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Economic cost of occupational injuries is going up

Check out this article from EHS Today. The numbers$$ are not pretty. EHS Today Article: Cost of Job-Related Illnesses Exceeds Costs of All Cancers, Diabetes and Strokes I’m looking over the study this article is based on and will get back to you soon with more details.

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01 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Aging workforce = opportunity for improved productivity

You don’t have to just believe the experts any more.  Wondering how simple modifications can help productivity?  Check out CBS news story about what BMW accomplished all because of a concern regarding the aging workforce. Click here.

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17 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Comment on Staples Survey on Ergonomics

When employees don’t like their workstations you lose profit. Don’t believe me, read this story.

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24 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

My best co-worker

My best co-worker

Ergonomics for the stay at home worker, telecommuter or solopreneur is always a challenge. Keeping yourself moving can actually be easier at home with a little help from our four legged friends. It is well known that dogs lower blood pressure, but did you know that dogs can actually help with back pain and neck pain?

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25 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Laptops don’t have to be bad for you

During a recent lecture for the Department of Economic Development a couple of people asked me about setting up their laptops.  They are using laptops as their main computers and don’t use peripherals.  Here is a picture of one solution.  The key is to keep your elbows into your sides and stop looking down. As […]

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21 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Pet Peeve

Okay, question, why do people use other people’s blogs to try to spam them?  Ever since starting this blog I have been getting spam “comments” about what I have written.  It is like someone out there has alerts set up so that if keywords come up they automatically send a random, and sometimes obscene, comment.  […]

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