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Do you sit all day? It’s bad for you and you need to get moving. Previously, we’ve talked about how to set up your workstation if you’re at the computer for long periods. Correct setup is essential, however no matter how well your workstation is set up, sitting all day is bad for you. There’s no…

Recently our Marketing Manager, Angela, tried out the Ergo Office Chair for a few days. We sat down with her to find out what she thought. The Good: The Ergo chair was very comfortable. It is fully adjustable (back, seat slide, seat tilt, height of seat and armrests) so with a few quick tweaks, it…

Do you wear high heels regularly? Many people do, and while they look great, they don’t do great things to your body! Foot and ankle injuries, back problems and changes in your posture are all possible side-effects of wearing heels all the time. We think your feet are kind of important – you use them…

OysterMouse – wired (regular size – model 5081) Over the past month, one of our engineers, Bill, has been trialling the OysterMouse. He was using the wired option, in regular size (it’s also available in wireless and large). I had a chat to Bill today about his experience with the mouse. Here’s what he had…

Most of us spend many hours in front of a computer on a daily basis. Strain injuries as a result of incorrect positioning and repetitive movements are increasing in Australia, costing businesses millions and causing discomfort for workers. Our friends over at jason.l have put together this snazzy infographic as a guide on how to position…

Here in the Dohrmann Consulting office, we’ve been trialling the VARIDESK Pro Plus 36, a work platform with adjustable height. It’s been great…here’s the details: The Good: Overall, feedback about the VARIDESK is positive. It’s easy to use and doesn’t require new furniture / fitout to transform your standard desk/workstation into a height adjustable workstation….

Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Most people have heard of ergonomics and think it is something to do with seating or with the design of car controls and instruments – and it is… but it is so much more….

Nearly every time we meet new people we are asked the question: what do ergonomists do? It is the ergonomist’s role is to study all aspects of the working situation and to fit the job to the human’s attributes. Ergonomists use information about people, for example, their size (height, weight etc.), their ability to handle…

Ergonomics professionals and human factors specialists are governed by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc (HFESA). Its purpose is to promote the principles and practice of ergonomics throughout the community. This is a great society to join if you’re interested in ergonomics, and want to get connected to occupational health and safety…

We see too many workplace injuries that could be avoided. And prevention is better than cure. Here is a four-step checklist that you can carry out at your workstation, to make sure you’re comfortable, safe and productive at the office. STEP 1: Your Chair Push your hips as far back as they can go in…

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