All Ergonomics Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tips for Snow Shoveling: How to Avoid Back Pain

Keep your back safe this winter with our tips for preventing back pain while shoveling snow. Article covers the best type of shovel, what you should wear, and what you should do before heading out in the winter wonderland.

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.

Is Your Work Space Spine-Friendly?

By avoiding excessive strain on your spine, you can leave your office feeling as refreshed as when you came to work. Learn 5 easy things you can do to make your work space more spine-friendly.

Industrial Ergonomics: Prevent Injury from Hand and Power Tool Use

Research studies who that workers who are taught how to safely perform their jobs in a suitable environment are at reduced risk for work related muscuolskeletal disorders (WMSDs).

Work Space Ergonomics: Make Smart Choices for Back and Neck Health

SpineUniverse offers much information about office ergonomics; from chairs and computers to safe work practices.

Ergonomics: The Human Body and Injury Prevention

Ergonomics is concerned with how our environment interacts with our work. It also looks for ways to decrease the risks of injury and illness. Learn more in this article.

Driving and Back Care

Numerous studies show there is a connection between driving and back pain. You can help prevent back pain by implementing some of the suggestions for modifying your vehicle's seat.

Workstation Ergonomics: Guidelines for Computer Use by Children

Is your child's workspace neck and back-friendly? Like adults, kids can develop back pain, too, especially if they sit at the computer for too long and with improper posture and ergonomics. Teach your child these easy ways to avoid back and neck pa