Standing has become the thing (preferred posture) to do at the office these days thanks to all of the attention and hype on “Sitting Disease”. When working with office-based clients the question that always comes up from the office manager is how they can cost effectively provide standing workstations since the majority of their workers are now requesting standing workstations. When I teach my office ergonomics class on “How to make your workstati
If you work in an office you probably spend the greater part of your day sitting in your chair. Depending on the length of the work, your “seat” time can easily exceed 6-8 hours in that chair. Is it comfortable? If not, you may want to consider getting a different chair. The most common question I get regarding chairs is, “What features should I look for in a new chair?”
Here are 5 features to look for with a brief explanation:
Are you one of the millions of people worldwide who use iPads, tablets or reading devices such as the Kindle? If so, you may be or soon will be suffering from a multitude of musculoskeletal pains and strains. The use of these devices has exploded over the 12-18 months. It’s commonplace for me to see them used whenever I’m in coffee shops as well as when I’m visiting business clients. Initially they were used for personal entertainment and convenience compared to a laptop but now businesses large and small are adopting them. They haven’t replaced the desktop or laptop computer but they
As an ergonomist, one of the most common questions I get asked is what do I think about using exercise balls as chair. There are definite pros and cons of using an exercise ball. Let’s first discuss this issue from an employer perspective.
Dual monitors vs. Single monitor: Which is better?
Having two monitors has become fairly common with the increasing number of applications that users have to work on or view simultaneously. The question that arises in this situation is having two monitors the best solution for worker productivity, efficiency and comfort? Let’s look at the factors for and against having two monitors.