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. “Kitchen Table Ergonomics” is the new buzzword of the day, along with “Zoom Fatigue,” and employers need to be wide-eyed about the implications.
According to numerous studies conducted by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in commercial office settings, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of pain, suffering, and disability in American workplaces, [...]
There are basically two ways to go about building a standing desk. One way is to go “DIY” style (Do It Yourself), buy your standing desk frame of choice, and then either make your own desktop or buy one you really like from a separate source. The other way to go is to buy a complete standing desk from one of the many makers who sell them online today. The latter is what 90% of buyers do, as it is not just easier it is also usually less expensive and all the components are guaranteed to work well together.
If mixing and matching components is your thing then we have these helpful DIY guides to get you off on the right foot in selecting the best components for your [...]
In the three weeks that have transpired since we first published this article our world has changed. Where we live in Seattle streets and highways have cleared out to the point that there is no such thing as rush hour anymore. The morning morning commute feels like a carryover from Sunday night as hundreds of thousands of workers and students have been told to stay home.
While Seattle has been at ground-zero of the Covid-19 epidemic within the United States the virus has now spread nationally, with confirmed cases and fatalities from the virus are mounting daily. What has happened here in Seattle will be rolling out nationally in a matter of weeks. With 35 governors having [...]