Contact & Support
Header Image

Ergonomics

Musculoskeletal disorder, which may affect muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments, and nerves, can be counted among the main reasons for sick leave in industrialized countries. Computer workstations are often at the top of one’s mind, but also microscope workstations carry the risk of straining the backs and necks of their users. Ergonomic design of workstations helps ease physical stress and contributes to well-being at the workspace – a valuable asset, considering how much time of day people spend there! And people who feel well at their microscopes are more content, more productive, and stay home ill less often – this applies to microscope applications in industry such as quality control as well as surgical applications during neurosurgical and ophthalmological procedures.

Useful Links

Periodicals

Applied ErgonomicsElsevier

ErgonomicsOfficial Journal of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Human FactorsJournal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Human Factors and Ergonomics in ManufacturingWiley

Industrial Safety & Hygiene NewsBNP Media

InteractionsAssociation for Computing Machinery (AMC)

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human FactorsLehmanns Media

International Journal of Industrial ErgonomicsElsevier

Journal of ErgonomicsOMICS International

Occupational ErgonomicsIOS Press

Safety and HealthNational Safety Council Congress & Expo

Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health ScienceNordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health (NOROSH)

The International Journal of Occupational Safety and ErgonomicsCentral Institute for Labour Protection Warszawa

Ergonomics for Microscope Workplaces

www.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/ergo/index.htmlThe Stanford University ergonomics program

www.lbl.gov/lsd/Safety/assets/Microscopy%20and%20Ergonomics%20v2.pdfRecommendations for adjusting a microscope workstation

www.osha.gov/Publications/laboratory/OSHAfactsheet-laboratory-safety-ergonomics.pdfLaboratory safety

www.working-well.org/articles/pdf/Lab_Ergo_2.pdfLaboratory ergonomics

http://ergonomics.ucla.edu/homepage/laboratory-ergonomics/126-tips-for-using-a-microscope.htmlTips for using a microscope

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/anatomy/ergonomics/ergonomicshome.htmlBasic microscope ergonomics

www.morencyrest.com/scope2.htmWorkstation assessment for safe use of microscopes

www.uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/ergonomics/lab/microscope.shtmlLaboratory ergonomics: microscope work

www.ehs.ucr.edu/ehsacademy/presentations/ergonomicslaboratorychecklist.pdfChecklist for reducing ergonomic risks in laboratories

www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Documents/SuccessStories/082_Ergo_Scopes.pdfErgonomic microscopes reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders

www.ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs/Documents/ORS_ErgonomicsLab_Poster_Rd5.pdfErgonomics program: the laboratory

http://ergonomics.ucr.edu/docs/pdf/Lab_ergo_Checklist.pdfLaboratory ergonomics checklist

Ergonomics General

http://ergonomics.ucla.edu/UCLA environment health and safety

www.apple.com/about/ergonomics/Apple's perspective

www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/guidelines.htmlGuidelines of the United States department of labor

www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg90.pdfErgonomics and human factors at work

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/The Cornell University ergonomics web

www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Topics/Ergonomics/default.aspWashington State Department of Labor and Industries

www.ofai.co.uk/ergonomics-office-guide.htmlFOAI - Ergonomics Office Guide

www.ergoweb.com/Ergoweb – the place for ergonomics

www.online-ergonomics.co.uk/Online shop for ergonomic aids

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLwIP8cBaWALaptop ergonomics – Basic tips: Adult or child laptop use

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_factors_and_ergonomicsHuman factors and ergonomics at Wikipedia

http://ergonomics.about.com/Ergonomics at About.com

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ergonomics.htmlTrusted health infomation

Organizations

www.iea.cc The International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

www.iehf.org/Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

https://www.hfes.org/web/Default.aspxHuman factors and ergonomics society

www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ergonomics/Centers for disease control – Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders

www.ergonomics.org/Posture, motion and ergonomics

Your bookmarks are missing?
Please send us your useful links!