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Arm rests- To Use or Not to Use, That is the Question

I remember several years ago, attending a seminar with fellow Ergonomic Consultants, and we later had a discussion about whether we promote our clients to use the arm rests of their office chair, or not to use them. Amazingly to me, about half of us said we would promote their use, and the other half said, “No, I don’t; they just get in the way.” Wow, I was surprised and still am! I just assumed everyone would agree with me! I think about this discussion often, likely every time I complete an office Ergonomic Assessment (which is very often, actually.) First, let’s just use our common sense. When you are driving, long after you have obtained your licence do you...

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Interrupt sitting with movement to lower early death risk, study suggests

This article was written by Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times and is on par with the latest research about why "Sitting is the New Smoking". I found that switching to using a sit to stand workstation enables me to keep moving more often, doing stretches while standing at the computer, and helps to prevent the aging process of stiffening hips and a weakening back. Although I try to exercise daily, sitting has been causing ongoing hip and back issues, and I'm old enough to speak from experience ;) - Betty Ann Schnurr, Registered Kinesiologist Too much time spent in a chair could shorten our lives, even if we exercise, according to a study that uses objective measures to find the links...

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ErgoEquip is Expanding!

Introducing the Services of Ability at Work: Are you looking to improve the comfort and productivity of your employees or yourself?  Call or email us for an Ergonomic Consultation or Training Session today!  We provide onsite Assessments and Training across Ontario, Canada. We also provide Virtual Ergonomic Assessments across Canada and United States! Please call: 519-894-1419 Or email us at: info@abilityatwork.com We will recommend the most suitable and cost-effective solutions to accommodate for your employees' specific and individual needs. Welcome to our new website! If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you very much for working with us to meet the Health And Safety needs of your workplace!

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Ergonomic Office Workstation Set-up

Welcome to Our New Online Ergonomics Products Store Ergonomic equipment can be used for injury prevention and improving an employee’s comfort, productivity and well-being. Our aim is to help reduce ergonomic risks in the workplace. Ergonomic Office Workstation Set-Up Your Chair If your keyboard is adjustable, adjust your chair height to your leg length with feet flat on the floor and knees bent at 90 degrees. Thighs remain horizontal and hips against the back of the chair. Then adjust the height of your armrest so that they are directly under your elbows and supporting your forearms. Swivel in your armrests if possible. If your keyboard is not adjustable in height, adjust your chair armrests to be just below your elbows....

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