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Ergonomics – All Shook Up: Understanding Vibration

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Many workers are exposed to vibration daily while using vibrating equipment or machinery. Workers operating hand-held equipment, such as chain saw or jackhammer, are exposed to hand-arm vibration.

Ergonomics – Anti-Fatigue Matting

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Standing for long periods of time can restrict the flow of blood to the muscles of the lower legs, leading to pain and discomfort.

Ergonomics – Determining the Size of an Access Opening

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Who will pass through the hole? What type of clothing or specialized equipment will the person be wearing? Is the opening vertical or horizontal?

Ergonomics – Good Product Design: Avoiding the Average

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

These are examples of how designers often make the big mistake of designing for the average person.

Ergonomics – How to Use Wrist Rests

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Wrist rests for computer keyboards and mice have become commonplace "ergonomic" accessories

Ergonomics – New Thinking About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes from the forearm to the hand through a structure in the wrist known as carpal tunnel.