Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Ergonomics articles below.
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).
The latest 2011 edition of X5.1 General-Purpose Office Chairs/Test Standard has been approved by ANSI and released for distribution.
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.
A rotating base and flexible arm characterize this LED task light.
Occupational safety programs are key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, even in a down economy.
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...
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.
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.
The Roller Coaster™ 2000-XT from Highway Products aids workers in sliding cargo out of truck beds.
Weighing just over one pound, this keyboard from Goldtouch provides comfort and functionality to the mobile professional.
The aging process and hidden disabilities challenge facility professionals on the quest for comfort.
TFM Columnist Tim Springer says one size fits all is a big problem in offices, where everyone has different needs and responsibilities.