We Told Them to Lift with Their Legs, But They Just Won’t Listen!

In this study, the authors hypothesized that people whose back strength is greater than their total knee strength are more likely to adopt a back-lift strategy, and vice versa, and devised an experime [...]

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Tea Party Ergonomics; the Meaning of Ergonomic Design

Tea Party Ergonomics It's political season in America, and whether you love them or hate them, the debates that take place are sure to at least provide some entertainment (hopefully enough to overc [...]

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Making the Business Case for Ergonomics and Safe Patient Handling Programs

Note from the editor: The Oregon Nurses Association is a leader in safe patient handling, and Lynda Enos, the author of the article that follows, stands out as a leader in both ergonomics and nur [...]

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Office Ergonomics: Web-based Training Improves Outcomes

If you’ve ever been asked to provide ergonomics training and workstation evaluations for hundreds (or thousands) of employees in a call center, you know that one-on-one delivery of ergonomics se [...]

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Balls as Chairs; Ergonomic Checkpoints; 18th World Congress on Ergonomics

The Claim: Replacing Your Desk Chair With an Exercise Ball can Improve Your Posture The most popular article in Ergonomics Today™, day in and day out, is Opinion: Balls as Office Chairs a Bad [...]

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The Effects of Walking and Cycling Computer Workstations on Keyboard and Mouse Performance

This article is reprinted with permission from The Ergonomics Report™ Archives, where it originally appeared on October 4, 2010. Researchers Straker, Levine and Campbell (2009)  [...]

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Student Wins Ergonomics Award for Public Urinal Concept

And the winner is ... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate student Augusto Espinosa! Espinosa is the first recipient of the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award, a new award sponsored [...]

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The Role of Ergonomics in Rehab Engineering (Case Studies)

Ergonomics has an appeal and applicability, reaching far more than most people think or could ever imagine.  It can be life changing for some and for others it can be a means to do things that ma [...]

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It’s Time to Establish a Trade Association for Ergonomics

I strongly believe that ergonomists, industry stakeholders, and the field of ergonomics in general need to come together and form an industry trade association. I've felt this way for many years, and [...]

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Where’s Ergonomics Going? Nowhere if Things Don’t Change!

Right now the term Ergonomics [and those practicing the science of Ergonomics, known as Ergonomists (real Ergonomists)] is generally publicly recognized as principles that (or people who) tell you wha [...]

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