All Ergonomics Articles

Industrial Ergonomics: Material Handling and Back Injury

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

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

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.

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 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.