Is Sitting the new smoking?

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PROBABLY NOT, BUT HOW YOU SIT/STAND MAY BE PART OF THE PROBLEM… General lack of movement is likely the culprit of the aches we feel at the end of a long day at the computer.  Standing desks have become more available, however, standing in one place all day often just leads to different pains compared to sitting in one position all day.  Movement is key to so many of our physiologic processes (such as blood flow), maintaining good musculoskeletal health and reducing repetitive strain injuries. A good rule of thumb …

The Truth Behind Standing Desks

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Are you reading this while standing at your desk? There’s a good chance that you are — standing desks are all the rage and the benefits of a standing desk are often talked about. These desks allow you to work at your “desk job” while standing rather than sitting in a chair. They can be custom built (for thousands of dollars) or you can convert a regular desk into a standing desk at no cost by elevating your computer — one of my colleagues simply placed his computer on a …

Office ergonomics: Your how-to guide

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A comfortable work space can help you feel your best, whether on campus or in a home office. Give your sitting work area a makeover with this visual guide to office ergonomics. If you sit behind a desk for hours at a time, you’re not doomed to a career of neck and back pain or sore wrists and fingers. Proper office ergonomics — including correct chair height, adequate equipment spacing and good desk posture — can help you and your joints stay comfortable at work. Ready to give your work …

Why Choose Curve Monitor ?

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Curved monitors are relatively new technology, but they are quickly overtaking flat monitors among discerning users. Why make the upgrade? There are a number of benefits to curved monitors unique to their design, including reduced eyes strain and better field of view. Curved monitors are relatively new technology, but they are quickly overtaking flat monitors among discerning users. Why make the upgrade? There are a number of benefits to curved monitors unique to their design, including reduced eyes strain and better field of view. Do you remember comparing the difference …

Workplace Hazards

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How to spot the ergonomic safety hazards in your workplace before they harm your employees Ergonomic hazards are factors in your environment that can harm the musculoskeletal system. The are Injuries that are caused by strain placed on the body from ergonomic hazards and aren’t always immediately obvious, making these hazards difficult to detect. In this post from our “Workplace Hazards” series, we’ll take a look at how you can identify ergonomic hazards and remove them your workplace. How to know if something is an ergonomic hazard The severity of …

Why are ergonomics so important in the workplace?

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When an employee is ill or injured, it’s so important to get that person back to a state where he or she is healthy enough to be capable of carrying out their duties. Making working environments as comfortable for employees as possible is key factor in having a productive workforce. However, it shouldn’t require an illness or injury to occur in order for adequate ergonomics in the workplace to be considered. What exactly is ergonomics, you ask? It’s all about the environment within which one works and how that person …

How to set up an ergonomic workstation at home

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If you are one of the many people working remotely to maintain social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to set up a safe, ergonomic workstation at home. When you hop into a car for the first time, you move the mirrors, seat, and headrest to positions that allow you to see better, reach the pedals, and sit comfortably. Similarly, there are a few ergonomic adjustments you can make to your workstation to help you avoid injury and aches while improving productivity as you work from home. Set up …

5 Proven Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace

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Are you looking to reduce worker’s compensation and health care costs for your company? Is improving productivity one of your company’s core business objectives this year? How about improving product quality? If this is the case (and I’ll assume it is), then establishing or improving upon your company’s workplace ergonomics process should be on the top of your to-do list. In fact, leading companies are integrating ergonomics deeply into all of their operations. And it’s no wonder when you take a look at the benefits of an effective ergonomics process. …