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It’s not always the big things that hurt us

The other day I was asked to complete an ergonomic assessment with a Sonographer as they had been experiencing some upper limb injury symptoms due to the nature of their work. I will be honest; this was not a work role that I had assessed previously but in preparing for the assessment I discovered that

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Why you should use an ergonomics professional

You know that old saying, “you don’t know what you don’t know”, well that certainly holds true in the world of ergonomics and office-based work too.   Sure, most people know the basics of an ergonomic office chair, desk, computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse, and there are some fairly well-accepted conventions or standards that go

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Monitor height – where should it be?

When it comes to the recommendation for monitor height there is a pretty standard convention that suggests that the top of the screen should be located at about eye level. In my opinion this is a great place to start but it is not as simple as setting it at that height for everyone.  

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What is the correct desk size?

A common theme that I notice when I perform a home office ergonomic assessment is that quite often the desk is the wrong size for the task/s being performed. It seems like quite a simple thing, and for the most part my clients feel that they are able to work around it. However, ensuring that

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Which computer mouse is right for you?

Do you ever stop and think how much time you spend using your mouse when you are operating your computer? It might surprise you but studies have shown that it can be anywhere from 30 to 80% of the time.   Now that’s an awful lot of potential for repetitive motion, awkward posture and sustained

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Some tips to help with setting up your home office

Make sure that the height of the desk and chair are suitable If your desk is high or your chair is low you are bound to sit with your shoulders hunched and that becomes uncomfortable very quickly. A fixed desk height of 700-760mm from the floor is generally accepted as ideal and will work for

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Ergonomic Office Chairs – Do you know what you are doing?

The study results showed that with the exception of seat height and armrest adjustment, only a small minority of users had accurate knowledge about the controls on their chair. Even when users correctly identified a chair control, less than 50% said they had ever used that control. Interestingly, users who sat on chairs with 3

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Home Office Ergonomics

The reality is that most people working from home invest little thought into the design of their workspaces, and subsequently fail to associate this with the discomfort and pain that they may inevitably experience.

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Footrests

The use of a Footrest can be a great way to improve the ergonomics of your workstation. Whilst Footrests are not necessarily indicated for all users, here are some of the different ways in which a footrest may be able to assist you:​ A quality Footrest provides a solid platform for your feet, enabling you

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