All Ergonomics Articles

Back Care on Airplanes

Taking a long plane ride soon and worrying about comfort? This article gives practical tips that will help you take care of your back and neck.

Is Your Cell Phone Killing Your Back?

Did you know that cell phone use can double or triple the weight of your head and can strain your neck? If you are reading this article on a cell phone or tablet, you are probably doing it right now:Tilting your head forward and down in order to look at your device.

Posture: What About It?

Correct posture is the position in which minimal stress is applied to your joints. Very often painful conditions of the spine and extremities can originate in areas of high stress often precipitated by faulty postures and musculoskeletal imbalances.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? How Your Chair Can Cause Back Pain

There is no single best ergonomic chair. But there are questions to answer to help you determine if the chair is right for you.

Proper Backpack Habits

Teaching children healthy backpack habits can provide lasting benefits for their back health, according to the results of a recent study.

Healthy Back Habits for Caregivers

According to the results of a recent study, the stresses and strains of providing care to an ill loved one may take a considerable toll on the mental and physical health of caregivers—including their back and spine health.

High-risk Jobs: Is Your Job Putting Your Spine at Risk?

Many occupations place workers at high risk for back injury. You might be surprised to learn how extensive the list is. Is your job on here? What can you do to prevent back pain and neck pain at work?

Repetitive Motion Disorders (RMDs)

RMDs are injuries that usually develop slowly over a period of time. Initially, symptoms may be mild and come and go. If left untreated, symptoms may become painful and debilitating.

Ergonomic Standards

Ergonomics plays an important role in keeping workers safe and healthy. It doesn't matter whether you work in a factory, office, or at home; how you treat your body during work affects your spine. Article explains how to avoid back and neck pain.

The Spine and Repetitive Motion Disorders (RMDs)

The majority of back injuries are the result of long-term, repetitive wear and tear on spinal structures.

Sitting, Redefined

Many teachers are using stability balls in place of traditional classroom chairs to improve posture, concentration, learning, and prevent back pain in students. This article outlines the benefits and drawbacks of ditching your traditional chair for a

Industrial Ergonomics: Material Handling and Back Injury

Industrial work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are a primary cause of lost work days, productivity, and revenue.

Workstation Ergonomic Tips: Computer Monitors and Posture

Properly positioning your computer's monitor or screen and body posture are key ergonomic considerations when setting up a workstation.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Computer Workstations - 10 Steps for Users

Creating a good ergonomic working arrangement is important to protecting your health. The 10 steps in this article are a brief summary of those things that most Ergonomists agree are important.

How to Choose and Use Hand and Power Tools to Reduce Risk of Injury

Your whole body is involved when using a hand or power tool. Tool choice along with proper posture and body mechanics can help reduce the risk for injury.