Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Justifying the costs of workplace ergonomics

You’ve identified the ergonomic hazards, developed solutions to address them, and researched the costs and resources needed to implement the solutions. Even still, you just
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Avoiding sedentary behaviour in the workplace

It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.
wellness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wellness needs to begin at the building level

Technology continues to make everyone’s life much easier, but it’s also making everyone more sedentary.
MSD

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario gets new MSD prevention guideline

Ontario’s new guideline for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpel tunnel syndrome was unveiled this month.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Reducing risk factors for workplace injuries

There are many reasons companies start ergonomics programs: one serious injury, a series of minor injuries or staff absences in the workplace.
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CondoBusiness

Ontario targeting high-risk workplace sectors in inspection blitzes

Ontario is conducting more than two dozen workplace inspection blitzes in 2018-2019 to ensure employers are meeting health, safety and employment standards.
Standing desks

REMI Network

Standing desks may cause lower back pain: study

Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Focus on workplace wellness elevates ergonomics

There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
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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.
workstations

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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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.