July 29 2007 Ergonomics Newsletter
Ergonomics - Growing Pains or Just Misunderstood?
In "Ergonomics is a Crock", the validity of ergonomics is questioned after the author has a bad experience using a new keyboard. He confuses the keyboard with ergonomics. Is the profession undergoing growing pains, or is it just misunderstood? This response looks to ergonomic roots for an answer.
A Quick Review of some Basic Ergonomic Principles
1. Reduce repetitive movements.
2. Rotate through job activities.
3. Reduce the force of movements.
4. Reduce awkward positioning.
5. Perform tasks following proper body mechanic principles.
6. Minimize vibration.
7. Minimize the effect of the environment such as extreme heat, cold, and noise.
8. Frequent stretches and micro-breaks improve long-term productivity.
Read Lance Ulanoff’s full article:
Ergonomics is a Crock
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