Ergonomics Isn’t About Perfect Posture

Try searching the web for “computer ergonomics” and you’ll find plenty of handy charts and tips: Tools for Planning Your Space (from Computingcomfort.org) Guide to setting up an Ergonomic Computer Station (from about.com)...

Are Your Employees Fit to Work?

The other weekend I came across a fascinating report titled Fit For Work? Musculoskeletal Disorders in the European WorkForce on http://www.fitforworkeurope.com/. Fit for Work Europe is an initiative committed to working...

R U A SPUD?

You are a SPUD if your Seat is Planted Under a Desk all day. A SPUD is a close relative to the couch potato. Rather than lounging in front of the TV with one hand cluthcing the remote and the other hand thrust in a bag of...

Still Standing …

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since changing to a sit-stand workstation. I will schedule a follow-up bone density scan next spring, but I am enjoying tangible benefits now: I have more joint flexibility and strength...

Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

If ergonomists were looking for a mascot, my vote would go to Goldilocks−yes, I mean the blonde chick with a poor sense of boundaries. I’ve been working in the field of ergonomics for more than 10 years, and lately, I’ve...

Creating Instant ROI

As a Channel Marketer I understand that our channel model accelerates sales by putting thousands of feet on the street selling our products, but the downside of this selling strategy is that it also puts us one step further...

The Connection Between Vision and Posture

The Incredible Shrinking Woman A family member recently told me that when she gets into her car after working eight hours as a software engineer she finds herself lowering the rear view mirror as if she had somehow become...

Moving to A Sit/Stand Workstation

I switched my workstation from a seated configuration to a sit/stand design this winter. I had found my muscles becoming increasingly “frozen” from hours of sitting. I would get up at lunch or for a meeting and feel noticeably...