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Technology and Workplace Wellness

October 22, 2014 by admin

Workplace wellness programs have now been around for a couple of decades in one form or another. Having a fitness center on-site is viewed as a desirable perk—and even getting a discount on a gym membership off-site provides some value to employees. But working out a few times a week isn’t enough to offset all […]

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Best Under-Desk Gadgets for Work

August 20, 2014 by admin

What’s tucked away under the desks at your office? Is that space going to waste? Here are several cool under-desk gadgets that take up little room but that can make a big difference in the average workday. Webble Footrest The Webble is like a balance board—but not as dangerous. You don’t have to stand on […]

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3 Alternatives to Using a Fitness Ball Office Chair

April 10, 2014 by admin

Remember when using a fitness ball office chair was all the rage? Office furniture manufacturers were probably panicking over the idea that a $12 ball could replace a $1200 chair. As it turns out, using a ball all day long isn’t necessarily a good idea. There are no arms on the ball to help keep […]

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San Diego Cubicle Living – Tips for Staying Sane and Fit

September 27, 2013 by admin

Working in a San Diego cubicle installation can do wonders for productivity – but could be rather hazardous to your employees’ health. Be a good office manager or CEO, and make sure your worker bees stay fit as well as focused with these tips! Make sure they move it, move it. Surprise – sitting in […]

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Are Used Cubicles the Right Choice for a New Office?

September 21, 2013 by admin

The cubicle has a history – invented in 1967 as an alternative to open office floor plans that afforded little or no privacy, the cubicle was a godsend to companies that didn’t have funding or space to build individual offices in their allowed square footage. As times have changed, the workers who depend on cubicles […]

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Why Static Office Furniture Will Never Be Ergonomic

February 15, 2013 by admin

These days, most employers are aware of both the existence of sit-to-stand workstations. But just 5 or 6 years ago, this idea was still pretty cutting edge. An Atlas Ergonomics white paper published by KI in 2007 shows how initial research was highly accurate in predicting the benefits of greater mobility at work. What Are […]

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Pinterest Takes on Workplace Ergonomics

February 6, 2013 by admin

Pinterest is the go-to social media platform if you want to look at pictures of beautiful things. In the case of office furniture, that could be an Eames chair or a Knoll table. But we also like this site for finding illustrated educational materials that can help your employees stay healthy and fit on the […]

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What Will It Take To Get Workers Moving?

June 13, 2012 by admin

Earlier this month, Carrie Schmitz and David Antle did an interview about adapting working posture. This discussion is timely considering the huge variety of sit-to-stand workstations that are being promoted in the office furniture industry these days. The conversation posted over at CafeErgo centers around what it’s going to take to actually help employees transition […]

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Laptop Ergonomics Tips

May 22, 2012 by admin

While the laptop has been a huge boon in helping workers become more mobile, it poses its own set of challenges when it comes to ergonomics. Research any of the information on ideal monitor placement in relation to keyboard placement, and one thing becomes clear. It’s impossible to achieve both when you are using a […]

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Keep Your Feet Moving at Your Desk

April 18, 2012 by admin

Let’s face it. Treadmill desks are pretty cool – but there’s a limit to how much walking you can really do in a day. Some of the time, you need to sit down to get stuff done. Plus, not everyone has the funds to purchase a top of the line sit to stand or walking […]

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Philips Launches Anti-Slumping Computer Monitor

April 10, 2012 by admin

There are plenty of ergonomic workplace software apps available to remind workers to get up and move around and stretch. But what about a tool that helps you have better posture while you are sitting and working? Philips has just introduced a new monitor complete with sensors that let you know if you’re not using […]

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The Roll-to-Stand Office

March 31, 2012 by admin

Here’s another follow up on my guest post at Ergotron about designing the sit-to-stand office. It has to do with the sitting part as much as the standing part. Workers still do need well made, ergonomic office chairs for those times during the day when they need to rest their weary legs and feet. All […]

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More Sit-to-Stand Workstation Tips

March 10, 2012 by admin

In February, we had the pleasure of learning some great tips from Michelle Judd at Ergotron for making the most of a height adjustable workstation. One of the questions that didn’t make it into that first post was, “What kinds of tasks are better to do standing up vs. sitting down?” Here are a few […]

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Getting the Most from Your Sit-to-Stand Workstation

February 23, 2012 by admin

Do you have a sit-to-stand workstation? Are you thinking about buying these ergonomic solutions for your employees? Height adjustable worktables, desks, and cubicle worksurfaces are all the rage right now. But for this trend to stay relevant, employees need to know how to make this ergonomic technology really work for them. We’ve seen what happens […]

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How’s Your Penmanship?

February 9, 2012 by admin

In July of 2011, I blogged about a vertical mouse that looks like a penguin. Today’s ergonomic upright mouse looks more like an old-fashioned quill pen. This “Penclic Mouse™” product takes you back to the days of writing longhand – without the writer’s cramp. The angled pen shaft allows you to rest your wrist in […]

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Haworth’s Tips for Ergonomic Seating

January 22, 2012 by admin

Haworth has developed a very useful online library with research and recommendations for all types of office furniture. The Ergonomic Seating Guide is a particularly interesting document. It looks at the ergonomics of office seating in a lot of detail – including less common features like asymmetrical lumbar support and pelvic support. Of particular interest […]

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The Wheels on the Chair Go Round and Round

January 12, 2012 by admin

Here’s one aspect of office furniture ergonomics that doesn’t get a lot of attention – the lowly caster. If you think about it, even the finest office task chair would be lost without its wheels! Of course, we all know how frustrating it is when a caster comes off, or wears out, gets something stuck […]

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Ergonomics Goes Beyond Office Furniture

January 7, 2012 by admin

The Las Vegas ErgoExpo was host to much more than the latest office furniture this year. The event also showcased many different workplace solutions for increasing employee wellness and reducing repetitive stress injury (RSI). Here’s a look at some of the companies that showed up to talk about their approach to workplace ergonomics: EGE WorkSmart […]

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Herman Miller “Thrives” at Ergo Expo

December 31, 2011 by admin

Herman Miller is expanding the concept of ergonomics again with the Thrive Portfolio of products. HM took advantage of the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition in November to introduce more employers to the changing needs of a workforce that has increasingly diverse work styles. Rather than focusing only on the needs of 9-5 office workers, […]

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Ergonomic Office Furniture for an Aging Workforce

September 18, 2011 by admin

With Baby Boomers representing about 1/3 of the U.S. workforce, it’s no surprise that employers are looking for ways to get the most out of these experienced employees before they start retiring in droves. Of course, with the economy struggling many people are putting off plans to leave the workforce even as they age past […]

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Teknion Builds a Better Mouse…Tray

September 1, 2011 by admin

Teknion’s ergonomic accessories in the Complements collection include quite a range of keyboard trays. There are models with plastic or aluminum surfaces as well as sit-to-stand arm versions for enhanced flexibility. But it’s the mouse trays that add that little something extra. The 3D mousing surface attachment has almost as many adjustable features as a […]

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Top Ergonomic Office Chairs Compared

June 29, 2011 by admin

You would think ergonomic office chairs are like five star restaurants the way some people rave about them. White collar workers covet them and geeks hack them. Are all these high end seating options basically the same or is there a real difference? According to Bruce Sterling at Wired, three of the most often praised […]

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Workers Covet Height Adjustable Workstations

June 22, 2011 by admin

According to Laura Casey at the Contra Costa Times, people are taking workstation ergonomics into their own hands to get some relief from the long hours of sitting required for many of today’s white collar jobs. Some are constructing their own standing desks out of whatever they have on hand. Unfortunately, going from sitting all […]

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