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Sitting ~ A Science

  As we have moved from the age of our grandfathers and grandmothers doing manual tasks, the technological age has created a workforce of people sitting 8-10 hours a day.  The CHAIR has become the culprit where what we sit in, reflects our discomforts. 80% of the American workforce sits at a desk Sit as
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The Comfortable Home Office

Ah, the Remote Teleworker Illustration by Ryan Inzana   After reading the article by Beth Braverman, Money magazine – Be There – Even When You’re Not, the cartoon depicting a home office isn’t too far off.  I know many remote workers who stay in their PJ’s and bathrobe while making those early morning pacific coast
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Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

  By Tony Schwartz ~ New York Times ~ Opinion Pages THINK… Is this you rushing to work? Not a minute to spare?  Golden Cosmos THINK for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run
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Legal Issues Abound in World of Telecommuting …

  Including: Workers’ Compensation, Tax Issues, And Compliance with ADA and OSHA Regulations Telecommuting is defined as using telecommunications technology to allow employees to work from remote locations (including the field, while traveling, or most typically from their homes) instead of commuting to a conventional workplace at a conventional time.  By definition, telecommuting decentralizes, defying
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Today’s Technology, Ergonomics and the Health of the Body

  In today’s workplace, the ergonomic work area has changed.  More and more employees are telecommuting, using a laptop, notebook, or a smart phone to stay in touch with clients.  This technological change will begin to create new musculoskeletal problems for the employee. No longer will he or she sit at a desk with the
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Study on Employee Health Behaviors

Self-Rated Job Performance and Absenteeism According to Employee Engagement, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health Merrill, Ray M. PhD, MPH; Aldana, Steven G. PhD; Pope, James E. MD; Anderson, David R. PhD, LP; Coberley, Carter R. PhD; Grossmeier, Jessica J. PhD; Whitmer, R. William MBA; HERO Research Study Subcommittee Abstract: Objective: To better understand the combined
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COST-BENEFIT AND ROI INFORMATION

Cost-Benefit and ROI Information Studies indicate that ergonomics interventions (self assessment, one-on-one evaluations, training and ongoing coaching) have the greatest impact on preventing musculoskeletal injuries and disease, reducing discomfort, improving productivity, and reducing ergonomic injury costs.  With a $365 annual investment for an employee earning $65,000 annually, the 1 year ROI is 534% with the
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