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Ergonomic Computer Workstation Setup

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury Prevention, Ergonomics Consulting

Prolonged and repetitive work at your computer workstation, poor posture, lack of proper equipment and incorrect ergonomic information are all contributing factors to an improper computer setup which can lead to computer-related injuries. Computer-related injuries cover a wide variety of injuries and health problems caused by or exacerbated by computer usage. Many computer-related injuries can

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Avoiding a Mouse-related Musculoskeletal Injury

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury, Ergonomic Injury Prevention, Workplace Injury Reduction

Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) is a kind of catch all phrase for many conditions, including: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tenosynovitis / DeQuervain’s Syndrome Tendonitis Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Trigger Finger Myofascial Pain Syndrome Chronic Sprain / Strain Repetitive Stress Injuries occur from repetitive movements involving a specific set of muscles and joints. Mechanical Onset RSI (MORSI), also

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4 Tips for Using A Laptop Computer

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomics Products, Ergonomics Risk Management

The design of the laptop computer inherently violates a basic ergonomic design requirement, the keyboard and screen are integrated. In the early days of personal computing, desktop devices integrated the screen and keyboard into a single unit. This resulted in widespread complaints of musculoskeletal discomfort. By the late 1970’s a number of ergonomics design guidelines

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10 Steps to Improve Ergonomic Working Arrangement

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury Prevention, Ergonomics Assessment, Ergonomics Consulting

Creating a good ergonomic working arrangement is important to protecting your health. The following 10 steps are a brief summary of those things that most Ergonomists agree are important. If you follow the 10 steps they should help you to improve your working arrangement. How will the computer be used? Who will be using the

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Industrial Injuries

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury, Ergonomic Injury Prevention, Industrial Injuries

An industrial injury is a repetitive or specific work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) or an injury where pain interferes with normal work activities or daily living activities. Industrial injuries can occur suddenly by means of a workplace accident or over time as a result of many factors, including: Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) can occur when a

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Looking for an Ergonomics Consultant in Los Angeles?

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomics Consulting, Workplace Injury Reduction

The term ergonomics is derived from the Greek words ergon [work] and nomos [natural laws]. It is concerned with the “fit” between the user, equipment and their environments. Ergonomics at work takes account of the user’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user. Ergonomic design

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