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Sitting for long periods of time can cause back and neck pain, muscle cramps and even fatigue, yet many people have jobs that require them to spend a great deal of each workday sitting in front of a computer. If you have a sedentary job, using an ergonomic chair might help you ward off some aches and pains.
A new report out of Europe is raising fears that excessive use of smartphones and tablets could cause ergonomic psychosocial problems – especially among people who use the devices as work tools.
High ergonomic injury rates among the workers who clean the guest rooms at Hyatt Hotels are at the center of a global boycott of the chain – a boycott that picked up a new coalition member last month.
OSHA has issued a formal Hazard Alert Letter to Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H), notifying the company of ergonomic risk factors faced by housekeepers in the course of their daily work.
The body of scientific evidence supports the financial case for ergonomic programs.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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