Basics of Ergonomics

An overview of the entire field of ergonomics, including glossary definitions.

Back Pain & Computer Use star
80% of us will likely experience low back pain at some point during our lives. 50% of workers report back pain at any given time. Here are some tips for avoiding back pain while using the computer or sitting at a desk.

Ergonomic? Really? star
Ads often use the term Ergonomics when they describe products. What do they mean by this? Does the product have to have anything special about it to call itself 'Ergonomic'?

Ergonomics Purpose and Functions star
Is my can opener Ergonomic? Is my chair ergonmic? Just what is ergonomics? And what is an ergonomist? Find out here.

Glossary star
Look up glossary definitions for terms relating to ergonomics and human factors in work.

Glossary of Terms star
Definitions of Terms commonly related to Ergonomics.

Office Ergonomics: Let´s Get Practical star[offsite link]
Here is a comprehensive article written for beginners, doing away with joint angle and other measurements.

Posture and Muscle Tone star
This article begins the discussion on Muscle Tone and how it affects posture, as well as what affects muscle tone. The natural range of tone is introduced as well as a beginning exercise in becoming aware of your own background tone.

Why Pain is Important star
This article discusses why pain occurs and discusses some of the side -effects pain. It also provides some links to organizations that can assist in dealing with pain.

Workplace Ergonomics in the News star[offsite link]
Get the low-down on the latest ergonomics news. This blog includes product reviews and other timely items.

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