standing desks

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Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
Task chairs

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When to replace task chairs in the workplace

An expert proposes to close the gap in guidelines regarding how to assess the ongoing performance of ergonomic task chairs after they enter the workplace.
Small Office

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The ergonomic hazards of hoteling stations

Hoteling stations come with not only financial benefits but ergonomics hazards. Experts explain how to ensure the safe use of shared desks.
AODA compliance

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Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
Queen's Park

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Province selects vendor of record for task seating

ergoCentric Seating Systems has been selected by the Province of Ontario as its sole vendor of record (VOR) for task seating for the next three years.
text neck

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Troubleshoot ‘text neck’ in the virtual workplace

'Text neck' describes the excessive strain on the head, neck and shoulders caused by looking down at handheld devices. Protect employees with these tips.

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Cultivating wellbeing in the built environment

Mental health, including depression, is the leading cause of short-term disability in the global workplace. In Canada, 50 per cent of short-term disability claims are
Open-Space Office

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Furniture manufacturer wins five design awards

Office furniture designer Teknion Corporation (Teknion) was the recipient of five design awards at the annual Good Design Awards, held by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Good Design Awards celebrate innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs from around the world.

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Extending office ergonomics to remote workers

How can organizations promote office ergonomics to employees working from home? Professional ergonomic consultant Aaron Miller explains.
Rick Galbraith

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Shopping for office furniture on a budget

What key qualities of office furniture should never be sacrificed for savings? The Global Group's Rick Galbraith provides his expert opinion.

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Ergonomic workstation guidelines

Taking an ergonomic approach to setting up a workstation simply involves looking at how each employee works. The two main areas to focus on are the office chair and work surface/desk.

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Ergonomics in open concept offices

As workspace design evolves, what new ergonomic concerns are emerging? Certified professional ergonomist Aaron Miller offers his expert opinion.
AODA compliance

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BIFMA updates its ergonomics guideline

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association recently revised its 2002 ergonomics guideline.

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LEEDing the way with ergonomics

The USGBC has introduced an ergonomics pilot credit that promotes the creation of spaces and buildings that support occupant health and performance and have lower operational costs.