Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Ergonomics articles below.
Updated seating collection introduces ergonomic and aesthetic enhancements designed to boost productivity and collaboration in today’s evolving office.
Freedesk Personal Space and Freedesk Lap Top Stand help contribute to an active, productive, and healthy everyday life.
More comfortable, ergonomic flooring material can improve productivity and patient quality of care, reduce absenteeism and workman comp claims, and lead to an overall improvement in quality of life for dedicated healthcare providers.
Findings from CoreNet Global and CBRE Group found that a proactive focus on employee health delivers increased engagement and retention rates.
This company — focused on spill containment, facility protection, and related concerns — introduces an exciting innovation to an unexciting product.
The SPHERGO Surface Cleaning System now comes with disposable cleaning pads.
A new e-book shows companies how to implement and sustain a world-class ergonomics process.
Humantech's annual Find It – Fix it Challenge recognizes effective workplace solutions that increase productivity and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
The SpinGo is a vertical lift platform for individuals.
A line of ergonomically designed occupational body protection products under the SmartShell™ brand includes kneepads and adjustable back support.
The HUSHTONE 6Q Cordless Backpack reduces cleaning time and the risk of falls and liability with a lightweight design and ergonomic harness.
The FLx ERgoSkeleton is designed for posture support while lifting and rotating.
The company is recognized for sustainable manufacturing practices for its ergonomic Float height-adjustable table and Diffrient Smart task chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This new sensor technology complements workplace wellness programs and fosters employee productivity and health.
This height adjustable seating provides employees the option to sit or stand throughout the workday.
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.
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.
With a compact and versatile design, the Quick Cart provides a discreet appearance as cleaning staff perform their work.
This ergonomic tool retrofits existing desks to allow users to transition between sitting and standing positions throughout the day.
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?
Office occupants can work more comfortably with this adjustable desktop addition.
Sitting too much can be unhealthy, but there is substantial evidence that productivity increases with the regular use of a stand-up desk.
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.
In choosing furnishings, facility managers are aware of the way today’s occupants are working. From the May 2013 issue.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
This new workstation fosters healthy movement.
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).