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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The need for ergonomics is often discussed in professional settings. However, carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, and other MSDs persist even when at home. We sit just as long at home as we do at work. Plus, some home items are detrimental to maintaining a healthy body and mind, as we get caught up with aesthetics versus comfort and practicality.
Whether redecorating or reorganizing, consider the following ways to bring ergonomics into your home.
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You sit at your desk and can’t seem to get going. At the end of the work day, you find yourself playing catch up and wondering, where did the day go?
You’re not alone in this thinking. In fact, a study discovered that many of us waste time at work. Instead of being productive and completing tasks, we peruse Facebook, take personal calls, and do anything but work. So, how do you increase productivity? Here are ways to create a more efficient work environment:
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If you’ve ever felt frustrated, tired or discomforted by the glaring fluorescent lights at the office, you are not alone. A study conducted by the American Society of Interior Designers showed that 68 percent of employees hate the lighting in their workspace. That’s a big number. One that should alarm employers and drive them to create an office setting that has better lighting.
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Whether you’re a brand selling product or a corporation recruiting the next generation of employees, millennial’s are a targeted demographic. And Gen Y is known to be technology savvy, entrepreneurial and extremely transparent about their needs and progressive views. They believe in teamwork and want to feel excited by the work that they do and their workspace. So, how do you entice millennials to remain interested and productive at work? By providing them with a millennial approved workspace.
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Sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to sore muscles, a bad back and even death. Now, a new study has also discovered that too much sitting can negatively impact your brain.
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When back joints and limbs are misaligned we stress ligaments and muscles. That strain leads to pain. In fact, having poor posture and standing improperly can effect your back and body so negatively, it can ultimately lead to degenerative arthritis.
Being mindful of how you stand when at work, waiting on line or when carrying a child is the first step to living a healthier life long term. Here are some tips on how to stand properly to ease back pain:
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As a new mom, your innate concern is to give your newborn everything it needs. From feedings to hugs and kisses to soothing your child when he or she cries, mothers give so much of themselves.
Sometimes this leads caretakers to disregard their health and avoid medical problems stemming from mommyhood. One of these conditions is New Mommy Thumb (de Quervain’s Syndrome), which causes inflammation of the tendons located on the thumb side of the wrist. New Mommy Thumb is the result of overusing your hand and picking up your child the wrong way. Thankfully, their is an ergonomic form to pick up your infant or toddler and prevent New Mommy Thumb, back pain and other mom-adjacent ailments.
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