Standing Desk Ergonomics

standing desk ergonomics

Millions of workers who were previously sentenced to the chair have adopted a sit-to-stand desk in their office. The good news is they’ve taken the first step. They’ve grasped the initiative, and are probably raving about their standing desk to all their friends and co-workers -as they well should. The bad news is that for many of them the next step they’ll be taking will be to their chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, orthopedist, internist or witch doctor when the aches and pains of a bad workstation setup start to set in.

Check out these articles by our staff experts on standing desk ergonomics to make sure your move to working while standing is an optimally healthy one!

Best Ergonomic Keyboard Tray Reviews

Best Ergonomic Keyboard Tray Reviews

Ergonomic keyboard trays overcome the innate inadequacy of desks, allowing you to type in a way that’s more neutral for your upper body. This results in decreased likelihood of developing RSIs (repetitive strain injuries) and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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WFH working from a kitchen table

What Employers Urgently Need to Know About Kitchen Table Ergonomics

With millions of desk workers ordered to work from home for months, through the end of the year, or even permanently, employers need to consider the fact that liability for ergonomic injuries has now pierced the veil of the corporate campus.

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Top Ergonomic chairs

Top Ergonomic Chair Reviews

In this review we're rounding out the best ergonomic chairs that promote active sitting. There are a few types to choose from and a significant amount of extra energy to burn.

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standing desks from china

COVID-19’s Dramatic Impact on the Office Fitness Industry, and Standing Desk Suppliers in Particular

In this article we examine the impact on both the supply side and demand side of this market multi-billion dollar market segment.

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ERGONOMIC TIP

Your Best Position Is the Next One

While standing desks have received a lot of media attention over the past few years, they aren't the be-all and end-all of office fitness. Like sitting in a chair or walking at a treadmill desk, standing is an activity best enjoyed in moderation. The hazards of sitting are now well documented, of course. Legions of office workers concerned about "sitting disease" have flocked to comme…

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Legal Questions Around Standing Desks

Employers May Soon Be Legally Required to Provide Ergonomic Workstations to Workers

There has recently been a spate of lawsuits in which very large settlements have been extracted from employers who failed to provide adequate seating, and many more such suits are now working their way through class action courts. Walmart settled such a suit brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) for a whopping $65 million. Bank of America also settled a similar …

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Plantar Fasciitis Ergonomics

What Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers Need to Know About Standing Desks and Treadmill Desks

For most sufferers, symptoms tend to wax and wane, usually worsening after a trigger event such as overuse, or from walking barefoot or without their prescribed orthotics for anything more than a mid-night pad over to the bathroom.

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Happy at a standing desk.

Five Strategies to Extend Your Standing Desk Time

Many people hear or read about the concept of a standing desk and are instantly sold on the idea, often purchasing one on the very same day. No one can fault them for wanting to ditch the chair as soon as humanly possible. But what we often find is that even people who've been working at a standing desk for many years are unable to use their desk in standing mode for very long—sometimes …

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anti fatigue mats for factory workers

Which Has Greater Impact on Relieving Foot Pain for Standing Workers – Special Shoes or Standing Mats?

We get this question often from employers who are looking for cost-effective ways for reducing foot pain, absenteeism and medical costs for employees who have to stand on their feet all day.

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Many ergonomists' business card graphics still depict incorrect arm positions for standing desk users

Anthropometry and Ergonomics: Why Should You Care?

ased on our regular encounters with occupational ergonomists and ergonomic product designers, it’s fair to say that many, if not most, of those working in the field today did not receive any formal training on the vast differences between working at a keyboard in a seated versus standing or walking modality.

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