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Study: Open Offices are Making Us All Sick

This blog post from the Washington Journal covers a recent study from the journal Ergonomics that found workers who share open spaces with multiple colleagues are more likely to take short-term sick leave than those who enjoy the privacy of their own office.

Mice More Than a Molehill

After crunching a lot of data, researchers find arm supports help relieve pressures of computer use. They have also used data to help figure out the best ways to support hands and arms as they type on computer keyboards. Read this article featured in Front Line from the March 2014 issue of Industrial Engineer magazine.

A look back at the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2014

Tweeting frenzy

More AEC attendees shared their conference experience on social media in 2014, especially on Twitter. Here are a few of the best tweets about this year's conference:

  • Nancy Laurie (@neddy727): "Learned about the BIFMA standard at the Precon #AEC2014 wonder if there is a similar standard for tractor trailer seating. Anyone know?"
  • Brian Sherman (@brian_r_sherman): "Great job AEC planners including Green Belt opportunity at #AEC2014"
  • Axendia Tweets (@Axendia): "The best benefit is not sitting or standing, but the transition to and from each. Says, Dr. Mark Benden #AEC2014"
  • GOErgo (@GOErgoIIE): "[Keynote speaker] Drury: 'The last thing you want when dealing with nerve gas is an error. #AEC2014 #ergonomics'"
  • Humantech, Inc. (@humantech): "Get buy-in from cross functional teams and communicate need for change #AEC2014"

AEC 2014 award winners are an elite group. View last year’s list of winners of the Ergo Cup® competition, the Ergo Excellence Awards and the Ergo Quiz Bowl.

Check out a photo album of the 17th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference.