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Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE
Professor, Ergonomics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

About Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

Professor Hedge directs the new Human Factors and Ergonomics Program (HFEP). His research focuses on understanding how to create environmental conditions and ergonomic design criteria for healthy and productive workplaces. Using field experimental approaches and environmental and worker survey methods, it considers how indoor air quality impacts on worker performance and health, and how this is modified by organizational policies and environmental design modifications.

Articles Written by Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

Save Your Back with Sleep

Sleep is essential for everyone. The spine, in particular, greatly benefits from adequate sleep.

Workstation Ergonomics: Guidelines for Computer Use by Children

Like adults, kids can develop back pain too. Teach your child these easy ways to avoid back and neck pain.

Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse Use

A variety of alternative ergonomic designs for these devices have been developed.

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.

Driving and Back Care

Many drivers complain of back pain. Tips to help you adapt your seat options, suggestions for making ergonomic choices, and how to sit in a vehicle.

Ergonomically Designed Computer Products: Are All Beneficial?

Keyboard, mousing, writing and viewing documents on a computer monitor require different height adjustments for an optimal ergonomic work space.

Ergonomic Tips to Choosing and Using Laptop Computers

Current laptop and notebook computers suffer an ergnomic design flaw; the keyboard and screen is connected. An expert provides users with many tips for a healthier neck and hands during use.

Back Care and Standing Work

Do you do a lot of standing at work? This article discusses how you can minimize your risk for injury during long periods of standing.

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.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Computer Workstations - 10 Steps for Users

A well-known ergonomic expert provides important steps that can ultimately reduce neck and back pain.

Back Care for Nurses

This page has information and statistics discussing the importance of back care in nursing.

Workstation Ergonomics: Take a Break!

All ergonomists agree that it is a good idea to take frequent, brief rest breaks from computer and desk work.

Workstation Ergonomics: Keyboard and Computer Use

A good workstation ergonomic arrangement will allow any computer user to work in a neutral, relaxed, ideal typing posture that will minimize the risk of developing any injury.

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.

Back Care for Dentists and Surgeons

This article outlines some ways that health care professionals can tackle their back pain head on.

Articles Reviewed by Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

Sitting, Redefined

Many are using stability balls in place of traditional chairs to improve posture, concentration, learning, and prevention of back pain.

A Vacation from Back Pain

Summer is the season to burn some vacation time and hit the road. The longer days and warmer weather may make it easier to get away, but summer travel includes cramped flights and seemingly-endless road trips. And that can take a toll on your back.

Why Does My Back Always Hurt?

Article from physical therapists on 4 things you can do today to reduce or prevent low back pain. Small changes can make a difference in your pain relief.

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