Height Adjustable Desks
Sitting or Standing?
There is no perfect computer workstation set up that can be used all day. So it is important to change posture or to do something that uses different muscles many times throughout the day. Extended periods in similar postures can lead to fatigue or overloading parts of the body and can contribute to injuries such as sprains, strains and other musculo-skeletal disorders. There are many other benefits to moving and changing postures regularly through the work shift.
Standing desks, sit-stand desks, or height adjustable desks: whatever you refer to them as, are increasingly popular. (Indeed, OSHA have two in their offices.)
One Australian manufacturer of electrically operated, height-adjustable sit/stand desks is Ergomotion Pty Ltd, based in Melbourne. Contact them on 03 9579 1454, or go to their website by CLICKING HERE
Ask for Guy Topolansky.
The benefits of alternating between a sitting and standing workstation are discussed in our EBook “Overuse Injuries – The RSI Phenomenon REVISITED”. You can purchase the Ebook ($US 9.99) from:
The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for Ergonomics
The Ergotape is an ergonomics measuring tool. It is based on a 2 metre tape measure and contains over 50 separate ergonomic specifications, hints and measures. It comes with a detailed User Guide.
It’s been called something of a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for anyone interested in ergonomics. In addition to the information contained on the tape, it includes a spirit level to establish angles of work surfaces and a mirror to orient computer screens and identify sources of annoying reflections.
The Ergotape provides measurements for males and females – large and small – for sitting or standing workstations, light or heavy work.
The Ergotape is not just for screen-based equipment workstations. In fact the Ergotape has application for all workplaces – including factories, production lines, sales areas and so on. In fact, the range of applications is limited only by the ingenuity of the user.
The Ergotape is designed to be useable by anyone – Safety Professional, Health and Safety Representative, engineer, architect, ergonomist – indeed, anyone with an interest in establishing a properly designed and adjusted workstation. Rather than carry around volumes of standards and specifications, all the relevant information is contained on the one unit that fits comfortably in the hand, pocket or handbag. And is simple enough to be used by anyone when a safety officer or ergonomist is unavailable.
The OHS Resource Centre of Occupational Safety & Health Associates is the sole supplier of The Ergotape.
To order your Ergotape, CLICK HERE