One of our newest manufacturers, Mouse Trapper, will be attending Safety 2018, in San Antonio, TX, from Sunday June 3rd to Tuesday June 5th. Mouse Trapper will be demonstrating their line of ergonomic central pointing devices.
These central pointing devices are great alternatives for people that have pain or injuries that prevent them from doing the normal movements required when using a standard mouse or other ergonomic mousing devices.
If their products interest you and you are in the San Antonio area, or attending the expo, stop by booth 862 and speak to Anders from Mouse Trapper or Lance from Prestige International and they will be happy to show you their products.
Reading is fundamental, especially when needing to understand an innovative idea that affects society. So, what exactly is ergonomics? Why do we need ergonomics in the workplace, at home and when using gadgets in our daily lives? Here are top ergonomic books that explain it all:
7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Your Desk: Computer Ergonomics
A free ebook, 7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Your Desk: Computer Ergonomics by Ann Jordan-Mills outlines ways to avoid pain and injuries when at your desk. A quick read, this 20-page ebook explains how sitting affects the body and suggests ways to improve posture and sit properly at your desk.
Office Ergonomics: Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Another free ebook ($13.55 paperback), Office Ergonomics: Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is written by Susan Orr, a Certified Safety Professional who hold a Masters degree in Industrial Safety, and features 100’s of tips for making your workstation comfortable and efficient in order to reduce MSDs. It explains causes and treatments of repetitive motion injuries and how ergonomics helps prevent these ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ergonomic Living : How to Create a User-Friendly Home & Office
The goal of this book is to help you find the reading light, chair, bed, keyboard and even desk that is built just for you. Broken up into two sections (home and office), it advises how to structure your home and office to fit your particularly body and includes photos and illustrations to serve as examples. From how to prepare food to your computer keyboard, this book is a comprehensive guide to ergonomic living and pain reduction.
The Design of Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman is an Amazon best seller than digs into design and “guides the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.” It explores how and why some products work and why some don’t, and how to design for people.
To some, the office can be a drag. Whether watching the clock, hoping time flies by, or squirming in a clunky office chair, employees may not want to be at work at all. There is a way, however, to spruce up the office so that employees dig their surroundings and are happier and healthier at work. Here are some ways that great office furniture helps the workplace.
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