The Ergonomic Books You Should Be Reading

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.

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