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3 Ways to Relieve Back Pain at Work

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury Prevention

Have you ever felt that tight, sharp pain in your lower back after hours of work? You’re not alone. Back pain is an unfortunate consequence of many modern-day jobs, and it can severely harm your work performance and health. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can relieve your back pain at work.    Get up

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Benefits of an Ergonomic Chair

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomics Office Design, Ergonomics Products

For several years, the significance of ergonomics and good posture has been understated. However, with more and more research and data released, it is apparent that the sitting conditions we practiced in our younger years have notable effects on our health as we get older. Aching joints, back pains, and other severe problems can all

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The 10 Principles of Ergonomics

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomics Risk Management

Ergonomics is the science that deals with the design of systems that optimizes human well-being and boosts performance. There are two sub-fields of ergonomics, which are physical and cognitive. Here, we focus on the 10 design principles of physical ergonomics. These principles can be readily applied in the workplace, at home, or anywhere else.  

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What Is Lumbar Support and Why Is It Important?

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomics Products

I If you’ve been dealing with any sort of lower back pain, one thing that doctors will usually suggest is to start using lumbar support. But what exactly is lumbar support, and how does it help treat and prevent lower back pain? Read on to learn more:  What is lumbar support?  Lumbar support, put simply,

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The Health Risks of a Poor Ergonomic Workspace

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury

I In the modern age, the majority of our workforce spends their days at a desk. Indeed, the number of sedentary jobs has increased by 83% since 1950, and only 20% of our workforce perform physically active jobs. With so many Americans sitting for such long periods of time, it’s important that their space is

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Telecommuting

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomic Injury, Ergonomic Injury Prevention, Ergonomics Products

Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, more and more companies are requesting their employees work from home. It is estimated that one-half to two-thirds of the existing labor force is performing their job duties from the comfort of their own living space. However, as telecommuting becomes the new normal and telework increases in popularity, a

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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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