Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ding, dong! Ergonomics calling!

I'm so not playing with my ergonomic health.

After posting yesterday, I thought about what could be making me feel so bad. Of course, stress probably has something to do with it, but maybe - just maybe - my desk was contributing to my health problems.

Enter ergonomics.

I got to work this morning and grabbed our office supply book, looking for a wrist pad and some other things to help with the pains in my hands. I thought I'd made a decision on which pieces to order after consulting with the office assistant and various friends in cyberspace. Then, I made a call to the assistant to the executive editor, on the off chance that maybe my company had someone who specializes in this sort of thing.

Hallelujah, they do.

I called the guy who is the middleman between the staff and the ergonomic specialists and told him my problems.

"So," I said, "How does this work? What do I need to do?"
"Nothing," he replied. "You've already done it by calling me. We'll get someone to hook up with you tomorrow and figure out what equipment we need to install."

Well, Shazam.

In the meantime, I did a couple things to try to help until they get here. I moved my computer (a laptop with docking station) toward the back of my desk, so that I'm not on top of it any longer. I raised my chair as high as it can go, even though it's still too short. The office assistant joked that I needed a booster seat. I didn't laugh.

Anyway, I'm floating on cloud 9 right now. I can't wait until the ergonomic people get here. Healthy workspace, here I come! Whoo hoo!

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Aw, I thought it was funny. Such a scrooge.


Posted by Blogger Duck @ 8:47 PM, November 14, 2006 #

Hi there

Please make sure that you take frequent rest periods through out the day. Try and rotate some of your tasks to break up the repetition of typing, web surfing. Product salesmen will sale you a quick fix of products but will not educate you (normaly) with soultions to prevent an ilness or injury. It is very important that you learn the warning, signs and symptoms to rest and reorganize your workday. The the time to perform stretching before and after work. Make sure that your wrist pad/gel does not become " a blankee" because compressing on that for several hours each day is know to be a hazard as well.

GOOD LUCK with your new setup

Posted by Anonymous Kay @ 4:54 AM, November 15, 2006 #
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