ErgoExpo — This Week in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16 -- The 15th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 17 - 20, is focusing on the importance of workplace ergonomics in [...]

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Researcher: Youth Texting Could Lead To Overuse Injuries

An astounded father reported to UPI and other news outlets recently that his 13-year-old daughter had sent and received 14,528 text messages in the previous month. The phone bill docume [...]

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Hedge Explains Role of Ergonomics in LEED’s

Consider this recent headline from Zoo and Aquarium Visitor magazine: “Cincinnati Zoo is America's Greenest Zoo and Leed Certified;” or this from USA Today: “More companies want empl [...]

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Humans: The Weakest Link in Computer Security?

The “Open Sesame!” many people use to log-on and to enter shopping, banking and other password-protected sites presents a security risk because of a very human factor. A recent study notes [...]

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Be Careful Gripping That Hammer

The likelihood of acquiring carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is nearly four times greater for male blue collar workers and nearly three times greater for female blue collar workers compared to a cross sec [...]

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World Usability Day-2009 Pairs Eco-friendliness with User-friendliness

World Usability Day, founded and organized each year in November by the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA), is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of human-centered design &ndas [...]

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World Usability Day an Occasion for Message to Usability Community

World Usability Day falls on November 12. The web site tells visitors that “Designing for a Sustainable World focuses on how our products and services impact our world.” It asks: “Ha [...]

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Authorities Focus on Sleep Apnea after Pilots Overshoot Destination

[Editor's Note: This is an evolving story - see the comments at the end of this article for updates] The pilots of Northwest Airlines Flight 188 overshot their destination airport, Minneapolis, by 15 [...]

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Study: In-Person Office Ergonomics Assessments Produce Productivity Increase, Less Pain

A recent study involving nearly 360 International Monetary Fund (IMF) office workers associated a proactive office ergonomics program that included individual employee ergonomic evaluations with [...]

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US Senator Al Franken Introduces Safe Patient Handling Bill

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced on October 15 the Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2009, which would set standards on safe patient handling and injury prevention. Companion legis [...]

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