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The Ergo Corner

Beware the Blue Light

Bright blue LEDs may be the cause of eye strain, headaches and even sleep disruption.

Blue light causes more trouble for the eye than other colors.

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The Ergo Corner: Computer Vision Syndrome

These tips will help you avoid eye strain on the line or in the office.

Many computer users complain of eye problems such as dry and itchy eyes, eyestrain, and blurred vision. Here’s what you can do about it.

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The Ergo Corner: It’s Personal

Not all ergonomic risk factors are job-related. Some are known as personal risk factors. These include age, gender, tobacco use, medication and previous injuries.

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The Ergo Corner: Sole Survivor

Workers who are on their feet for most of the day are at risk for plantar fasciitis. Fortunately, a few simple measures can prevent it from occurring.
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The Ergo Corner: Bad Vibrations

People who work with impact wrenches and other vibrating tools risk a peculiar type of injury to their hands known as vibration white finger.
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The Ergo Corner: To Splint or Not To Splint

What are wrist splints, why do people wear them, and are they a good (ergonomic) idea? These are the questions I’ll tackle in today’s Ergo Corner.
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The Ergo Corner: Gender Differences

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our ergonomist looks at gender differences on the assembly line. What's been your experience? How have you adapted a process to accommodate such differences? Share your thoughts!

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The Ergo Corner: The Tell-Tale Color*

Prevention is the best defense against tendonitis.
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The Ergo Corner: But Is It Ergonomic?

Unfortunately, buying an “ergonomic” product is no guarantee that you'll get something that provides any real ergonomic benefit. That's what one company discovered in, "The Case of the New Chairs."
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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