Canadian researchers Berolo, Wells and Amick performed an epidemiological study to investigated the prevalence of upper body musculoskeletal pain in mobile device users. According to the researchers, "this is the first study to provide empirical evidence of relationships between mobile device use and musculoskeletal symptoms of the upper extremity and neck." Further, "our results show a consistent relationship between mobile device use and pain in the ..."
In this reprint from The Ergonomics Report, journalist Jennifer Anderson interviews experts who make a case for error making as a strategy for learning, innovation and progress. Few people are willing to risk a trial-and-error approach to problem solving and decision making, yet some experts insist it is the soundest strategy.
"Lean" management philosophy is an evolving systematic approach to building and maintaining a viable organization with sustainable processes. Many organizations are pursuing Lean to remain competitive, but unfortunately, many misunderstand the necessary ingredients for a true Lean Journey, including the most important principle, Respect for People. In this reprint from The Ergonomics Report, Peter Budnick explains why ergonomists are uniquely qualified to lead and participate in successful Lean Journeys, noting that ergonomics IS Respect for People, and our contributions are critical to optimizing organizational performance.
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