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Work Shouldn't Hurt - Support International RSI Awareness Day

Posted by JOEL YOUNG on

While I sit here writing about the upcoming 17th Annual International RSI Awareness Day,  Monday, February 29th, I cannot help but feel sad and a little angry about my close friend's recent development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and how precautions could have been taken to help prevent CTS had she and her employer been more aware of the disorder and its serious consequences. Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe pain and strain of the muscle, tendon or nerves, typically associated with repetition, awkward posture and overuse of the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. It...

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What Does Ergonomics Mean in Today's World?

Posted by JOEL YOUNG on

The word "Ergonomics" comes from two Greek words "ergon", meaning work, and "nomos" meaning "laws".   ... a scientific approach enabling us to reap, for the benefit of ourselves and others, the best fruits of life’s labour for the minimum effort and maximum satisfaction (Jastrzebowski 1857). Today,  the word is commonly used to describe the science of fitting the task to the worker.  Definitions have varied over the last few years with most referring to the optimization of work with emphasis on reducing the physical and environmental stressors.  Lately, psychological stressors such as one's mental health  in the workplace have garnered attention leading to the study of other...

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We're here!

Posted by JOEL YOUNG on

We're excited to launch fitzBODY and give Canadians access to the best and most comfortable work furniture and accessories. Stay tuned to our blog over the coming months as we share tips and trends on how to feel great while you're working - a Better Fit, for a better you!

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