Ergonomics for Dental Workers

There is great appreciation for workers in the field of dentistry. Most of the hours of the workday for a dental worker include looking inside of our mouths while holding onto a small hand tool. Because the area of focus, our mouth, is quite small, the job does not automatically encourage dental workers to move…

Ergonomics & Shoveling: Snow the Tips!

Watching lightweight snowflakes slowly fall from the sky seems peaceful on a cold, winter day, especially with a warm cup of hot cocoa in hand. However, seeing the snow build up and having the thought of going outside to clear the sidewalks may not sound as peaceful. Shoveling is a great exercise when done correctly….

Ergonomics for Sign Makers

Creating a beautiful image and product for other companies is what sign makers do best. However, the process of making this happen can involve an extensive amount of manual labor. No matter what industry we are working in, there are several ergonomic concepts to keep in mind to make sure we are taking the best…

3 Steps to Safe Lifting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related musculoskeletal disorders that result in days away from work most commonly involve the back alone. Musculoskeletal disorders are chronic injuries to your muscular and skeletal system due to unsafe body mechanics and positioning or repetitive motions. The majority of back injuries are occurring while performing lifting tasks….

Ergonomic Tips for Truck Drivers and Other Motor Vehicle Operators

Being mindful of your body mechanics and continuing to practice good techniques helps to prevent injuries. Limiting the movement of your body throughout the day may put you at a higher risk for a musculoskeletal disorder, which are chronic injuries to your muscular and skeletal system due to unsafe body mechanics and positioning or repetitive…

3 Ergonomic Tips to Avoid Poor Posture

Posture – the position in which we hold our bodies, is something that affects our lives daily. We rely on our postural muscles to maintain balance, counter the effects of gravity, and help us move in ways that are the least straining for our supporting muscles and ligaments. Having good posture can help you have…

Where to Place a Keyboard and Mouse for Computer Workers

When I complete ergonomic assessments throughout the week, there is one thing that I talk about far more often than anything else, and that is keyboard and mouse height. One place where I see keyboards and mice the most is right on top of a desk. This makes sense to me because most desks don’t…

5 Ergonomic Tips for Setting Up a Receptionist Desk or Point-of-Sale Station

When setting up an ergonomic workstation at your office, much of the emphasis is placed on your position in relation to your office equipment. In a typical office setting, most of your day is spent sitting in front of a computer screen, so things like monitor and keyboard positioning are extremely important to get right. …

Monitoring the Situation: How to Improve Your Monitor Setup

Monitors are an office worker’s best friend. They allow you to multitask, work faster, and work more efficiently. Most people look at monitors all day long, oftentimes with minimal breaks. A study in 2018 showed that an average office worker spends nearly 1700 hours in front of their computer screen each year. All of this…

Lighting Considerations for Office Users

Setting up a computer workstation seems simple enough. All that is needed is a monitor, computer system, keyboard, mouse, and a chair, right… or maybe not? It doesn’t take long to notice the cues that our body is sending out to let us know that we are not comfortable. These cues could be subtle feelings…

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