Ergonomics in the Office

a website devoted to dissemination of accurate, usable,
easy-to-understand ergonomic principles and information

People & Productivity: A Manager's Guide to Ergonomics in the Electronic Office

by Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, CPE and
Marilyn Hecht Dainoff, M.S., CPE

This book, written for both the non-technical and the technical reader, lays out the rationale for ergonomics, gives clear and easy-to-apply ergonomic solutions -- and, most important, explains why ergonomic recommendations are reasonable.  Understanding the "why" allows readers to apply ergonomic principles outside the office as well as within it, thus promoting healthy postures and practices during the rest of one's life as well as in the office.

People & Productivity is up-to-date with regard to every ergonomic recommendation made, except for carpal tunnel syndrome, which had not yet been associated with computer usage when the book was written in 1986. (Carpal tunnel syndrome will be addressed later on this page.)

NOTE:  If you have a bad back, don't do the exercise on page 36 without consulting a doctor and/or using caution.  It is easy for most people, but bad backs can have multiple causes and limitations.

Ergonomic Tips for Computer Users 

A short checklist of some principles and suggestions for computer users.

Other Useful Ergonomic Links

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics -- the certifying body for individuals whose education and experience indicate broad expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics. To date, nearly 1,000 professionals have successfully met BCPEs certification criteria and been awarded credentials such as Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), and others.

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society -- the national professional group for ergonomists and human factors specialists.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last updated August 27, 2018