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Training Aids, Posters, Fact Sheets, NewsLetters

This page is designed to provide alternative resources for aiding understanding ergonomics and minimizing discomfort and ergonomic risks in the workplace.

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Posters

The following Posters are eye-catching and informative tools that can be hung up in workplaces and are designed to help promote workplace safety and health in regards to ergonomics.

Designing a Comfortable Workstation Poster provides tips on how to set up your workstation to minimize discomfort and stress.
Take Time to Stretch Poster provides stretching exercises you can do at your desk to minimize discomfort.
Deliver with Care Poster provides ergonomic advice on posture, exertion, and impact the issues of concern for the expectant mother.
Rucksack Packing and Fitting Tips Poster to help prevent injuries due to improper use of rucksacks.

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Brochures

The following brochures can be useful aids in promoting ergonomic awareness by quickly introducing and informing the target audience and can be easily distributed.

Rucksack Packing and Fitting Tip Brochure to help prevent injuries due to improper use of rucksacks.
Managing Low Back Pain Brochure provides a brief overview of how to recognize, understand, and safely treat your low back pain.
Ergonomics for Dual Monitors Brochure provides simple ergonomic setup guidelines for using dual monitors.

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Fact Sheets

The following 23 Individual fact sheets provide a quick and easy way to distribute some of the latest information on ergonomics. They can be used to help inform on effective ergonomics programs, WSMDs, hand tools, hazard material-handling, and computer workstations.

It's a fact...

  1. An effective ergonomics program fits the workplace to the worker. To learn more facts about ergonomics programs view the fact sheet.

  2. You should know about work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WSMDs). To learn more facts about WSMDs view the fact sheet.

  3. You should know about carpal tunnel syndrome. To learn more facts about carpal tunnel syndrome view the fact sheet.

  4. Proper use of hand tools can make your work safer and easier. To learn more facts about Hand tools view the fact sheet.

  5. Proper use of powered hand tools can make your work safer and easier. To learn more facts about powered hand tools view the fact sheet.

  6. You can identify the characteristics of a hazardous materials-handling task. To learn more facts about safe lifting view the fact sheet.

  7. You should know how to safely perform lifting and lowering tasks. To learn more facts about lifting and lowering view the fact sheet.

  8. You should know how to safely perform pushing and pulling tasks. To learn more facts about pushing and pulling view the fact sheet.

  9. You should know how to safely carry heavy loads. To learn more facts about carrying heavy loads view the fact sheet.

  10. You can evaluate ergonomic products to see if they truly meet your needs. To learn more facts about product evaluation view the fact sheet.

  11. You can make your computer workstation "fit" your needs. To learn more facts about computer workstations view the fact sheet.

  12. You should know what you can do to solve your computer-related discomfort. To learn more facts about computer-related discomfort view the fact sheet.

  13. Your computer workstation should be in a comfortable work area. To learn more facts about comfortable computer work areas view the fact sheet.

  14. Your computer workstation should include a desk that's right for you. To learn more facts about your computer desk view the fact sheet.

  15. Your computer workstation should include a chair that's right for you. To learn more facts about your workstation chair view the fact sheet.

  16. You need a footrest, if your feet do not rest flat on the floor after your chair has been properly adjusted. To learn more facts about your workstation footrest view the fact sheet.

  17. Your computer workstation should include a monitor that's easy to view. To learn more facts about your workstation monitor view the fact sheet.

  18. Your computer workstation should include the right keyboard for you. To learn more facts about your workstation keyboard view the fact sheet.

  19. Your computer workstation should include the right input device for you. To learn more facts about workstation input devices view the fact sheet.

  20. Your computer workstation may need a document holder. To learn more facts about workstation document holders view the fact sheet.

  21. Your computer workstation should receive appropriate lighting and guard against glare. To learn more facts about workstation lighting and glare view the fact sheet.

  22. You should know how to prevent injuries while using your laptop. To learn more facts about laptop use view the fact sheet.

  23. You can troubleshoot pain and discomfort in your office. To learn more facts about troubleshooting pain at a computer workstation view the fact sheet.

  24. If you are taking care of infants and toddlers, you need to take care of your back. To learn more facts about lifting and daycare view the fact sheet.

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Newsletters

Keep up with the latest developments, best practices, publication announcements, training information, etc. across the ergonomic community with access to over 100 newsletters that have been published since 2002. http://www.denix.osd.mil/ergoworkinggroup/publications/ergonews.cfm

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