Tag: ergonomics


Office workers “forget to stand”

Office workers “forget to stand”

Reported by the BBC, a study recently presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference suggests that people are spending longer sat at their desks and forget to stand, walk around and get the benefits of some posture change.  Workers are now spending on average nearly 6 hours a day at their desk! Some suggest reminders to get up are a way to solve this...

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What does “ergonomics” mean for designing work spaces & buildings?

At CCD, most of our work is the application of ergonomics/human factors to the design of the built environment; in particular to control centres. But the use of the term “ergonomics” often brings confusion and misunderstanding about what we actually do and the value that it brings to projects. This seems to be largely due to the strengthening association of the term ergonomics with office...

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Is it really “ergonomic”?

Is it really “ergonomic”?

The Ergonomists within our team often moan about this issue so we thought it was about time we talked about it on the blog! How has “ergonomic” become a term that is owned by the marketing department? What does it mean if you are seeing a product described as being “ergonomic”? The usual application seems to mean that something is curvy and therefore roughly shaped...

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