October 21 2007 Ergonomics Newsletter
Common Sense Ergonomics - Improving Posture
A common-sense approach to activities can make work less stressful on the body. This multi-part series will offer some tips - based on the ergonomic principles of avoiding repetition, force and awkward postures - that can help you avoid pain while working.
Say the word posture in a group, and just about everyone in the room will sit up and stiffen. Actually, good posture should be relaxed. It is a neutral position in which the muscles are most relaxed and efficient. Movements should flow out of this position and then return.
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