Our Core Ergonomic Services - Assess, Educate, Design

  • Office

    "Employees at non-adjustable workstations were found to generate 20 times the workers compensation costs of employees at user-adjustable
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  • Laboratory

    Did you know that increasing your employees' comfort will result in a 2-10% increase in productivity? At 2 %, that's
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  • Industrial/Trades

    What will YOUR Return On Investment (ROI) be? A research review of 250 case studies of ergonomic inerventions, across many
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  • Fire & EMS

    Many firefighter injuries occur in, on, or around the apparatus. We provide a range of injury prevention and
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Pacific Northwest Ergo Roundtable

This is a kind of ergonomics support group which meets quarterly (2nd Fri., 9a-12p) to network, receive continuing education on topics chosen by the active membership, and brainstorm solutions or discuss issues during our Roundtable when anyone can pose a question to the group.  We do not have vendor presentations.

Our membership is made up of ergonomists, IHs, OTs, PTs, nurses, space planners and safety professionals.  They represent hospitals, corporations, state government, utilities, municipalities, universities, and several private ergonomics consultants.

Our structure and function is simple.  There are no officers, no dues, and no publications.  Currently, the organization is administered by one volunteer who keeps the distribution list current, coordinates the meeting venues (sponsored by host organizations for free), arranges for speakers, emails meeting notices 1 month prior, and facilitates the meetings.

Email Deborah if you’d like to receive (or be removed from) meeting notices:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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'The Ergonomic Journey'

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Are the Dangers of Prolonged Static Postures Common Knowledge?

With all the hype in the media suggesting “Sitting is the new smoking” and an expanding pool of research exploring the effects of prolonged sitting, sedentary workers are gaining awareness of how serious this issue is.  We know that when sitting 6+ hours per day, negative metabolic effects happen within our bodies such as increased bad cholesterol, decreased good cholesterol, decreased metabolism and weight gain, not to mention a shortened life span and cardiovascular issues.  And the kicker....it doesn’t matter how active you are outside of work, it does not negate the effects of prolonged sitting.  So what is the bottom line?  Break up static sitting time by incorporating more movement into your day!