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Sit vs. Stand Webinar – June 5, 2013

Sit v Stand

Join Ergotron’s Wendy McCubbin, aka @workfitwendy and Sr. Manager, Worksite Wellness, and Humantech’s Christy Lotz, Managing Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer, on Wednesday, June 5, for this complimentary webinar:

Sit vs. Stand: What’s the Best Ergonomic Design?

Ergotron is sponsoring this Humantech webinar, which tackles the question: “To sit, or not to sit?” Does one scenario offer better ergonomics over the other?  Since June also happens to be National Employee Wellness Month, it is fitting to discuss a topic that has been debated across all industries—from industrial, to laboratory, to office environments. Prolonged sitting promotes a lack of whole-body muscle movement while prolonged standing leads to fatigue and swelling in the legs. With obvious pros and cons for both, it is difficult to take a stand against one or the other.

This free, 45-minute webinar will teach you how and when to design for appropriate seated and standing workstations based on critical design features and ergonomic design guidelines.

Sign up for this popular event! It is being offered at 11:00 AM ET and 2:00 PM ET but space is filling up fast so REGISTER today.


The Golden Rules for Comfortable Computing

Wendy McCubbin, Global Training Manager @ Ergotron

A simple equation: Posture + Movement + Rest = Comfortable Computing.

Do you spend more than two hours a day sitting at the computer?  Was your workspace designed to ‘fit’ you or was it there waiting for you when you arrived with no consideration for your physical stature or personal requirements?

If you answered yes to either of these questions and especially to both, then you should seriously consider having an ergonomic assessment done. Because as Dr. Joseph Sweere, Professor in the Chiropractic Clinical Sciences Division and the Chairman of the Department of Occupational Health, College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University says, “The machine should adapt to the human, not the human to the machine.” 

Ensuring that your workspace ‘fits’ you ensures that you are provided a comfortable and more productive computing experience.

Doing an assessment can be very simple, too—with a little help from this instructional video used alongside Ergotron’s ‘Workspace Planner’ tool. So take a few minutes now, print out the Workspace Planner and view the video.  Do the assessment and make some changes—your back, neck and shoulders will love you for it!