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.
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 2013
Nearly 700 professionals attended more than 90 sessions at AEC 2013, and attendees had a lot to say.
- "Best ergo conference I have ever attended in 30 years."
- "I really enjoyed the quality of the presentations, the speakers and the pace. I haven’t attended since 2000 and I’ll be back!"
- "This was my first Applied Ergonomics Conference. It was very well done! Great job! I’ll come again!"
AEC 2013 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 16th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference.