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The FLx ERgoSkeleton is designed for posture support while lifting and rotating.

StrongArm FLx ErgoSkeleton Posture Support

StrongArm FLx ErgoSkeleton Posture Support

The FLx ERgoSkeleton is designed for posture support while lifting and rotating.

Humanscale Earns Living Product Challenge Certification

The company is recognized for sustainable manufacturing practices for its ergonomic Float height-adjustable table and Diffrient Smart task chair.

Office Ergonomics: Finding The Right Fit

Poor posture, incorrect computer monitor positioning, and prolonged seating can all cause damage to the body. Without the proper training, this routine behavior puts added stress that not only causes worker discomfort, but can cost a company thousands of dollars in worker compensation.

Solve™ Seating by The HON Company

The HON Company teamed up with the world-renowned Deisig Design team to introduce a new, innovative, high performance task chair into their seating lineup — Solve.

How To Relieve Eye Strain From Overexposure To Computers

Most Americans experience vision problems due to overexposure to computers. The American Optometric Association suggests five simple steps to relieve digital eye strain at work.

FM Alert: Impact Of Sit-Stand Equipment On Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disabilities, influencing employee productivity and ultimately significantly impacting the economic well-being of a business.

New Product Flash: OfficeIQ From Humanscale and Tome Software

This new sensor technology complements workplace wellness programs and fosters employee productivity and health.

New Product Flash: Hi Chair From SpaceCo

This height adjustable seating provides employees the option to sit or stand throughout the workday.

Humantech Selects Winners Of Annual Find It – Fix It Challenge

The winners of Humantech, Inc.'s ninth annual Find It – Fix it Challenge have been selected from over 170 entries from 33 companies located in 19 countries.

Infographic: Three Elements of Collaborative Workplace Design

Paying attention to important aspects of workplace design – from office layout to ergonomic products and desk accessories – can help you create a comfortable workplace that inspires creativity and productivity, according to this infographic from Office Depot.

New Product Flash: Executive Series Quick Cart by Rubbermaid Commercial Products

With a compact and versatile design, the Quick Cart provides a discreet appearance as cleaning staff perform their work.

Rise Sit/Stand by Humanscale

This ergonomic tool retrofits existing desks to allow users to transition between sitting and standing positions throughout the day.

Friday Funny: Sitting Without A Chair

Would you trust a Chairless Chair to support your body weight? Or is it just a gimmick that's cashing in on the robotics craze? What do facility managers and engineers think?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Stand-Up Desk Kit from Stand-Up Desk Shop

Office occupants can work more comfortably with this adjustable desktop addition.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Getting To The Bottom Of Height-Adjustable Desks

Sitting too much can be unhealthy, but there is substantial evidence that productivity increases with the regular use of a stand-up desk.

From The Archives: Niels Diffrient — A Balanced Approach To Design

Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today's Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.

Furniture Trends: Productive Provisions

In choosing furnishings, facility managers are aware of the way today’s occupants are working. From the May 2013 issue.

Ergonomics Design Guidance: Six Elements

Humantech has recently made available a free e-book, “Six Ways to Apply Ergonomics in Design.” Focused on workplace and workstation design challenges, the book boils down essential ergonomic design considerations to six simple practices.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Xtra-400 from Load Mover

This electric tug is a self contained, battery powered, walk-behind power mover that aids workers in moving heavy parts and equipment. Typical applications include moving materials from receiving to processing or assembly areas in a variety of industries.

Regulation Enforcement Helps Fall Protection Equipment Market Outpace Economy

The low to moderate levels of compliance with health and safety regulations have hindered the growth of the fall protection market in North America. However, with regulatory bodies cracking down on non-compliant companies, the market for fall protection gear is set to accelerate and reach $670.5 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7%.

Stress Tied To Decreased Productivity In The Workplace

Economic factors and fear are leading to increased levels of stress; evidence clearly links stress to physical symptoms and workplace injury. Reduced staffing levels leading to greater pressures on remaining staff and a lack of job security has resulted in one in four workers experiencing more stress now than a year ago. These findings come from a poll conducted by Electoral Form Research.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Locus by Focal Upright Furniture

This new workstation fosters healthy movement.

FRIDAY FUNNY: 1, 2, 3…STRETCH!

For those looking for some extra stretches, here are a few, courtesy of Jockular, that might help make your horrible day just a bit better (by making you laugh, at least just a little).

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011, New Edition Released

The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.

Smartphone App Has Users Sitting Pretty (and Healthy)!

Healthworking+ contains valuable advice about seating and posture, including how to adjust your chair and how to set correct working heights for desks and computer monitors. The exercise section contains 19 instructional videos demonstrating a range of stretches designed to keep backs, shoulders, necks, arms, and wrists free from strain and injury.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 360 Task Light by Luxo

A rotating base and flexible arm characterize this LED task light.

Professional Development: Stay In Shape For Survival

Occupational safety programs are key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, even in a down economy.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Time For An Ergonomic Touch-Up

This Web Exclusive is a recap of results from a recent office ergonomics survey conducted by Staples Advantage. The pain in your neck at work...

FRIDAY FUNNY: That Noise? Oh, That Was Just My Chair…

A German inventor has come up with the Intelli Chair—a chair that emits sounds from seatbacks and cushions to suggest when users should make posture adjustments or take breaks from sitting.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Napo to the Rescue!

Napo films feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. Using a cartoon style and wordless language, they blend education, cultural neutrality, and humor.

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