Deck the Halls- Ergonomically!

The holidays should be joyful, not painful. We’ve compiled some helpful ergonomics tips to prevent musculoskeletal injuries as you prepare for the holiday season. Shoveling Snow Shoveling snow can be a dangerous task: if not done properly, it can cause serious back injury including strains, sprains, and even slipped discs. According to the American Academy Read more about Deck the Halls- Ergonomically![…]

Ergonomics for the Eyes: Simple Adjustments to Your Office Environment Can Help Reduce Visual Fatigue

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips for avoiding dry, strained eyes  Long touted as good for backs and necks, proper desk ergonomics are also important for the health and comfort of the eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is offering tips to desk workers everywhere whose eyes may need relief from too much screen time. Many people Read more about Ergonomics for the Eyes: Simple Adjustments to Your Office Environment Can Help Reduce Visual Fatigue[…]

Backpack Safety: It’s Time to Lighten the Load

    When you move your child’s backpack after he or she drops it at the door, does it feel like it contains 40 pounds of rocks? Maybe you’ve noticed your child struggling to put it on, bending forward while carrying it, or complaining of tingling or numbness. If you’ve been concerned about the effects Read more about Backpack Safety: It’s Time to Lighten the Load[…]

EXTRA: A teacher responds to our blog about classroom ergonomics

Danielle Alpert, 3rd grade teacher in San Diego County, has contacted us about our February 20th blog, Schools Address Class Ergonomics. We present her interview as a special extra and hope you enjoy it.  Thank you, Miss Alpert.   What type of seating options work well in your 3rd grade classroom?        A variety Read more about EXTRA: A teacher responds to our blog about classroom ergonomics[…]

Does workplace design really matter?

  Every day employees at Google’s 8th Avenue HQ are being subtly manipulated by workplace design. Permanent desks don’t exist and its lifts are seemingly slower, both of which force staff to move around more. It’s all in the name of a workplace environment ethos around so-called “orchestrated chaos”, encouraging what it calls “casual collisions” Read more about Does workplace design really matter?[…]

California Hotel Workers Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation to Take Effect July 1, 2018

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On March 9, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the new regulation that will require hotels and other lodging establishments (such as resorts and bed and breakfast inns) to implement new requirements to protect employees who perform housekeeping tasks from any “musculoskeletal injury.” The regulation will take effect on July 1, Read more about California Hotel Workers Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation to Take Effect July 1, 2018[…]

6 office improvements to promote employee mental health in 2018

Editor’s note: This is a contributed piece by Matt Ferstler, co-founder and CEO of Firmspace, a luxury coworking company for upscale professionals.  Once upon a time not so long ago, most corporate offices were designed as bland and uninspiring cubicle farms. Aside from lacking visual appeal, cubicle farms separated employees, which simultaneously prevented collaboration and denied Read more about 6 office improvements to promote employee mental health in 2018[…]