Basics of Ergonomics
Back Pain & Computer Use
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.
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
Is my can opener Ergonomic? Is my chair ergonmic? Just what is ergonomics? And what is an ergonomist? Find out here.
Look up glossary definitions for terms relating to ergonomics and human factors in work.
Glossary of Terms
Definitions of Terms commonly related to Ergonomics.
Office Ergonomics: Let´s Get Practical [offsite link]
Here is a comprehensive article written for beginners, doing away with joint angle and other measurements.
Posture and Muscle Tone
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
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 [offsite link]
Get the low-down on the latest ergonomics news. This blog includes product reviews and other timely items.
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