Sitting and standing workstations have been used in the office environment for several years now. The initial reason for these devices to enter the office was primarily due to the awareness of the dangers of sedentary living, i.e. prolonged sitting. Because of this, these devices are increasingly becoming commonplace. More and more companies are offering standing options to their employees, and more employees than ever before are using these devices.
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More and more workers are working from home these days. It’s just an important for the home office to be set up correctly as the corporate office. The following are tips for proper home office set up:
You have so many choices for the office workers on your list. There’s lots of cool devices and equipment on the market that also happen to fall under the “good” ergonomic category. For non-office workers, I don’t mean to ignore you. It’s just a fact that gifts for the office worker are much easier than gifts for the shop floor or outdoor worker. There are just too many variables that go into non-office job to compile a meaningful shopping list. So, here’s a list of gift ideas for your officemates, family and friends:
Are you being bombarded by employees who are asking for and submitting several requests for different equipment and changes to their workstations? Are they beating your door down asking for the latest in sit-stand devices? It’s good to have employees who are aware of their environment and are comfortable raising issues as that’s the best way to nip any musculoskeletal disorders in the bud early rather than well after the first symptom occurs. However, these requests can swallow up all of your budget in no time. So, what’s the best way to address and manage the requests while making sure
Due to good marketing techniques, it’s often difficult to know if the “ergonomic” products you are considering buying are truly ergonomic and appropriate for the situation or if it’s all smoke and mirrors. Because of this I’m often asked for recommendations on what products to buy and/or what to look for when buying ergonomic products. In general, the physical characteristics of the product should fit 90-95% of the worker population. There are books and online resources that have these measurements spelled out but realistically you may not have these on hand and/or don’t want to take the