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Ergonomics

Ideas and musings about ergonomics, business and anything else that gets me thinking.

What’s The Best Office Chair?

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on January 17th, 2014

I see this question crop up from time to time in blogs and LinkedIn postings. If you are thinking about ergonomics considerations, the first response is (as usual) "it depends". My next observation is that anyone responding by naming a specific product is either ...


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What Can Psychometrics Teach Us about Sitting Behaviour?

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on September 18th, 2013

Earlier this month, I was in the Netherlands visiting some of our key partners. As always, there were some interesting conversations and I gained intriguing insights ...


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Health Spa Thinking in the Workplace

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on August 22nd, 2013

I have just returned from a week at a Health Spa and I have been ruminating about how much the rationale behind such establishments is moving into …



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Ergonomic or Ergonomics?

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on August 22nd, 2013

Am I the only English-speaking person in the sector bothered about the frequent misuse of the word “ergonomic” by people who really should know better? …


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20 Years of Display Screen Equipment Assessments

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on August 22nd, 2013

It is 20 years since the Health & Safety “Six Pack” was launched. As we enter the third decade of DSE assessments and management, I have been reflecting …


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Compliance or Investment? Arguing the Case for Ergonomics Projects

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on June 3rd, 2013

It seems to me there are two ways of thinking about the funding of workplace ergonomics and it is essential to identify which of these two modes applies …

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Office workstations – sit, stand, walk, run?

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on May 8th, 2013

International interest in how much we sit is gaining high profile publicity. Whether we are using a computer, playing video games, driving the car or watching TV, it seems the cumulative effect...

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How long should an office chair last?

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on May 7th, 2013

The short answer, of course is “It depends”. The next “rule of thumb” (and incomplete) answer is “Probably up to 7 or 8 years for a chair that comes with a standard 5 year warranty and 12-15...

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Active Desks - a step too far?

Posted in Workplace Ergonomics by ergonomics on April 26th, 2013

Apple crumble & custard. Morecambe & Wise. Long walks & the Lake District. Some combinations just work well together.  Other pairings may be worthy individually but less so when united ...

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