1. Ergo Facts

    In an 8 hour day a typist’s fingers can travel more than 16 miles. In one week, they can move more than 500,000 times. A well designed chair may add as many as 40 productive minutes to the working day of each employee. Actual hand use is as much at fault for causing injury as […]

  2. Changes to State Group Health Insurance

    The Department of Employee Trust Funds Group Insurance Board met on May 19 and approved changes to the state employee health insurance program. The changes affect participants’ deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, copays and drug costs. The changes include: Implementing an annual deductible to $250 for single coverage and $500 for families. Employees insured in uniform benefits […]

  3. Safety Tips

    Stay on the lookout for warning signs that your working conditions aren’t correct. Eyestrain, Headaches: You may need new glasses or contacts. The computer screen is too bright or not bright enough, or not positioned correctly. Glare or reflections are distracting. The lettering on the screen isn’t crisp. Sore Hands, Wrists, Arms, Shoulders: You aren’t […]

  4. Tablet use puts strain on neck

    Tablet computer usage has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2014 it was estimated that 42% of the U.S. population 18 years or older owns a tablet computer, with the highest rate of ownership in the 35-49 age group. Tablet computer use requires substantial head and neck flexion, which is a risk factor for neck […]

  5. Protect Your Hands & Wrists From CTDs

    Your fingers press and click and your wrists twist and bend millions of times a year. Over time these repeated movements may damage tissues. The fingers may tingle, or there is pain or numbness in hands, arms or shoulders. Such symptoms are often linked to cumulative trauma disorders or CTDs. CTDs may take months or […]