What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm

Written by Grace Connatser. Originally Posted on December 10, 2020 With women now making up 36% of total producers in the US, it’s important to consider extra precautions and prevention strategies to keep women safe in an industry that was largely built for men. Charlotte Halverson, a registered nurse and clinical director for the AgriSafe Network, Read more about What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm[…]

How to Configure Your Mouse For Comfort

Written by Simon Batt. Originally Posted on November 8, 2020 The mouse is a key accessory for using a PC, but people don’t pay enough attention to them and hurt their wrists and hands as a result. If you have an aching hand after a hard day of work and play, you may need to make some Read more about How to Configure Your Mouse For Comfort[…]

NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million

A diagram explaining how the new “space toilet” works. Photo: Courtesy of James Blair/NASA Written By Dan Avery. Originally Posted on October 6, 2020. An 8,000-pound cargo ship docked on the International Space Station Monday morning, bringing aboard a bevy of gourmet delights. The shipment included Genoa salami, smoked Gouda, brie, cherry tomatoes, and chocolate-covered cranberries—plus Read more about NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million[…]

What’s New With Cordless Tools

Photo Courtesy of Panasonic Assem-bly Tools Written by Jim Camillo. Originally posted on June 10, 2020 Few technologies achieve widespread manufacturing acceptance in their original form. Most require some sort of modification before they begin to be regularly used on an assembly line. A good example is cordless power tools, which didn’t become commonplace in manufacturing Read more about What’s New With Cordless Tools[…]

Ergonomic Design: Inside Logitech’s Push For Comfort In Tech

Photo: Courtesy of Logitech Written By Jeff Link. Originally posted on June 18, 2020 If you imagine yourself in a pool of water, if you completely relax, your body would go into a disposition where your hands are almost in the handshake position — because that’s where there’s the least pressure on them.” Floating in a Read more about Ergonomic Design: Inside Logitech’s Push For Comfort In Tech[…]

Furniture dealer leans into the future of work

The Trellis showroom/headquarters at 37 Ottawa Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids features flexible, adaptive pieces that can fit with any work environment. Courtesy Trellis Written by Rachel Watson. Originally posted on May 15th, 2020. Knowing life won’t just resume “business as usual” after the economy reopens, a local furniture dealer is working to help companies Read more about Furniture dealer leans into the future of work[…]

Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design

Originally posted on June 5th, 2020. Intensive and repeated operations using a mechanical instrument without a good ergonomic design can result in prolonged stress that can lead to a number of muscular problems, known collectively as RSI (repetitive strain injuries). At particular risk are the muscles in the neck area, shoulders, arms and thumbs. Therefore Read more about Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design[…]

10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020

Written by Steve Ludwig. Originally posted on May 8, 2020. It’s a new decade (depending on whether you believe the decade begins with year zero or year 1), but manufacturing safety challenges keep expanding: digital transformation, fewer available workers, globalization, and how to manage safety and security risks among them. We’re living in an era Read more about 10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020[…]

Ergonomics in the Lab

Written by Vince McLeod. Originally posted on December 1, 2019. Carpal tunnel is a term that strikes fear into everyone that uses a computer, and we all know how much computers are used in laboratories and research in general. Everything from data entry to notation and protocol documentation to grant, article, and proposal writing is digital Read more about Ergonomics in the Lab[…]

Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.

Written by Sarah Gibbens. Originally posted on April 30, 2020. Distracting, intrusive, and now a potential health hazard. The list of grievances against crowded open office floor plans is mounting, and as state officials mull how to safely reopen offices shuttered by the coronavirus, some people are wondering whether the design is on its way out Read more about Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.[…]