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Bad Ergonomic Design & How to Spot It in Your Office Equipment

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 14, 2024 9:20:00 AM

Raise your hand if you’d love to be uncomfortable at your workstation because of its furnishings and equipment. 

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Nothing can put a damper on a workday – and productivity – than having office equipment that makes it a job to find some level of comfort while using. Another way: we’ve all sat in that chair that is impossible to find a good position in or at that desk that’s the wrong height, and we all avoid using them again.

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Topics: Ergonomics

What Is A Hidden Hinge On A Refrigerator? A Closer Look

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 10, 2024 10:24:00 AM

Inspecting several high-end refrigerators quickly reveals the widespread use of hidden hinges in premium models. As the name suggests, these hinges are invisible to the casual glance and therefore create a more seamless look in the kitchen.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

What's the Best Position for a Keyboard? [Correct Office Ergonomics]

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 20, 2024 3:45:00 PM

Sore wrists. A stiff neck. A tired back. 

Spend any amount of time working on an office computer with a keyboard that’s just not positioned correctly, and you’ll likely walk away feeling some discomfort. 

If your office or classroom is spending a good portion of its day sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you probably already know how important it is to promote correct office ergonomics. A healthy work lifestyle reduces back, neck, and eye strain, as well as the risk of desk job-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

Ergonomics in Healthcare Education: Creating A Comfortable Environment

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 26, 2024 2:36:16 PM

Universities and learning institutions are dynamic environments where knowledge is shared, discoveries are made, and the next generation of healthcare professionals is shaped. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety, office equipment

Ergonomics & Custom Hotel Furniture: 4 Hotel Interior Design Trends

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 7, 2023 1:15:00 AM

While hospitality design trends come and go (and then tend to come back again), the latest wave of hotel interior design seems to be leaning more traditional and toward creating a warm, welcoming ambiance. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, office equipment, Hospitality Furniture

Innovative Ergonomic Solutions: Trends for 2024

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2023 10:20:00 AM

With the evolution of workplaces and technological progression, innovative ergonomic solutions have become essential for companies aiming to foster health-conscious and efficient work settings.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Safety, office equipment

What Is GSA-Approved Office Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 3, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Furnishing your office is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider, like your team's comfort and health, an appealing aesthetic, cost, and durability. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, standards & certifications, office equipment

Ergonomics in Healthcare: Caring for Caretakers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 12, 2023 2:43:58 PM

We’re facing a healthcare crisis of sorts in America – and it predates the pandemic.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Medical Equipment

[How to] Improve Shop Floor Safety with Manufacturing Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

In manufacturing, safety is always a major concern. Hazards that come with the territory of a manufacturing line or shop floor can pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of your employees.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Safety, Manufacturing

9 Ergonomic Workstation Setup Must-Haves

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 8, 2023 10:51:00 AM

Anyone who’s spent an extended time sitting at a computer, whether for school or work, has probably experienced some form of strain. What once was the exception is now the norm -- desk jobs are more common than ever, and so are the related health risks.

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Topics: Ergonomics