Ergonomics

eyestrain

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Eyestrain on the rise in modern workplaces

Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Don’t forget the outliers in office ergonomics

In many workplaces, multiple workers share the same desk or standing work counter. However, not all people are of equal size.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Reduce pain and fatigue with everyday ergonomics

Good ergonomics are critical to reducing pain and fatigue among office workers, but not everyone is putting this common knowledge into practice.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Grant awarded to study workplace ergonomics

Michael Holmes was awarded a grant of nearly $100,000 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation to study workplace ergonomics and making work a safer place.
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Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
hand strain

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Getting a grip on hand strain and related injuries

Laboratories are common in Canada, reaching from the viniculture industry to universities, pharmaceutical and petro chemical sectors. For lab techs, there are many occupational hazards,
treadmill desks

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Treadmill desks gain traction in the workplace

Just as the height-adjustable desk rose to the challenge of fighting sitting as the new smoking, due to the negative health effects of sedentary work, the treadmill desk is adding movement to the mix.
standing desks

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
Task chairs

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When to replace task chairs in the workplace

An expert proposes to close the gap in guidelines regarding how to assess the ongoing performance of ergonomic task chairs after they enter the workplace.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

The ergonomic hazards of hoteling stations

Hoteling stations come with not only financial benefits but ergonomics hazards. Experts explain how to ensure the safe use of shared desks.
REMI

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Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
Queen's Park

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Province selects vendor of record for task seating

ergoCentric Seating Systems has been selected by the Province of Ontario as its sole vendor of record (VOR) for task seating for the next three years.
text neck

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Troubleshoot ‘text neck’ in the virtual workplace

'Text neck' describes the excessive strain on the head, neck and shoulders caused by looking down at handheld devices. Protect employees with these tips.
well-being

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Cultivating wellbeing in the built environment

Mental health, including depression, is the leading cause of short-term disability in the global workplace. In Canada, 50 per cent of short-term disability claims are
Open-Space Office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Furniture manufacturer wins five design awards

Office furniture designer Teknion Corporation (Teknion) was the recipient of five design awards at the annual Good Design Awards, held by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Good Design Awards celebrate innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs from around the world.
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Extending office ergonomics to remote workers

How can organizations promote office ergonomics to employees working from home? Professional ergonomic consultant Aaron Miller explains.