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Office Ergonomics (Part 3 of 3) – Move Safely

Office Ergonomics…it’s more than just a split keyboard – Part III As you know by now, at ErgoRisk we believe that injury prevention can be encapsulated into 3 simple ideas: Prepare and Maintain the Body Prepare the Work Area and Equipment and, Moving Safely, with the correct postures and movement patterns. In part 3 of this […]

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Office Ergonomics (Part 2 of 3)- Prepare the Work Area and Equipment

Office Ergonomics…it’s more than just a split keyboard As mentioned in the last post, at ErgoRisk we believe that injury prevention can be encapsulated into 3 simple ideas: Prepare and Maintain the Body Prepare the Work Area and Equipment and, Moving Safely, with the correct postures and movement patterns. In part 2 of this 3-part […]

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Office Ergonomics (Part 1 of 3) – Prepare and Maintain the Body

Office Ergonomics…it’s more than just a split keyboard As ergonomists, we often receive requests from individuals in discomfort who feel that the answer to their pain is a new chair, a split keyboard, or a fancy ergonomic mouse. Although there are times when each of these items can help, the cause of discomfort often lies […]

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Vancouver Island Safety Conference 2013

That was awesome … I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the VISC on the weekend.  They let me have a full hour to speak to over 400 attendees.  I had so much fun! We went though the foundations of Being a Good Industrial Athlete including the importance of using safe movement […]

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Progressive Lenses. A Pain in Your Neck?

Does this look like you?  Do you try to focus on your computer monitor by looking through the bottom of your progressive lenses?  If so, you are probably one of many people I see reporting neck discomfort because your prescription does not allow you to maintain a neutral neck position while viewing your monitor.  Progressive […]

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Seated Computer Risk – Movement or Posture?

I find the popular perception is that repetitive strain injuries are the significant (slow hurt) danger in office environments.  Repeated keying and mousing is certainly a concern, but I find the greater hazard is the posture many of us maintain during our seated computer work.  Too often, I observe people slouching and reaching forward. I […]

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New Vehicle Head Restraints are Uncomfortable

I have been receiving feedback from some workers based in the field that the headrests in their fleet trucks are pushing their head too far forward.  It seems the new standard for passive head restraints is to reduce the gap between the driver’s head and the headrest.  With the help of one of our client […]

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Where is the Lumbar Support ?

I have been doing a fair bit of travelling this week – 4 plane rides and the better part of 10 hours of driving (6 of them in a rental car).  I am reminded that it feels like automobile and plane manufacturers appear to put more efforts into the ergonomics of the production line rather […]

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These are for Exercising, not Working.

As we are in the season of New Year’s resolutions I am getting more and more people asking me if there are ergonomic benefits to using the exercise ball they got for Christmas as an office chair.  I think it is great that people are trying to multi-task their exercise routine into their office jobs, […]

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This is not a task chair!

I recently completed an office review for a large non-profit organization on Vancouver Island. It was great that they invited me in to see everyone’s workstation because it meant I could do some proactive work with folks who weren’t reporting concerns. However, there were a handful of workers that were using inappropriate chairs for their […]

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