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August 2020

Sit-stand desk vs height adjustable workstation: Is there a difference?

They may sound the same, however the nuance lies in the language! A “sit-stand” desk implies a limited ability to adjust only to 2 “fixed” postures. As Certified Professional Ergonomists #cpe, we prefer to use “height adjustable workstation”. This more accurate description immediately implies more features! Height adjustable workstations allow the user to adjust the height of the worksurface, not only to allow for regular variation of working postures but also to adapt to the demands of different tasks. Sit, stand, perch, stretch, recline, collaborate, your equipment should readily adjust to work for you! A height adjustable workstation also allows for the height of the work surface to be adjusted to the individual requirements that meets the physical dimensions of the individual user. Some of us are tall and...

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What makes a new fit out ‘ergonomic’?

This is not a simple question and, despite what you may have read elsewhere, there is not simply a “shopping list” of equipment that provides a simple answer. The team here at Green Ergonomics are Certified Professional Ergonomists (CPE) and Work Health Safety Specialists. We hold additional qualifications that include GBCA Green Building Accredited Professional  (GBAP),  IWBI Well Accredited Professional (WellAP) and Fitwel Ambassador. We are Certified and experienced to advise and support you through the process of integrating the latest, evidence based ergonomic practice and strategies into your project. There are many ways to incorporate human centred design into a space and every project offers different opportunities to promote the comfort and wellbeing of users. Ergonomics certifications for buildings and fit-outs, such as Green Star, WELL Building,...

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Emotional fatigue from the constant change during COVID-19

Many people are currently working from home due to the social distancing requirements of COVID-19. There has been a need to be proactive and creative in managing the challenges this presents. As the initial response phase of COVID-19 moves forward to the next phase, we are faced with the reality of a “new normal”. There is the potential that we can experience an emotional fatigue that can come with the stress of a constant response to the change. Communication is essential for early intervention and effective solutions to the negative affects of stress on our mental health. Consider the following to keep yourself on track: Keep a routine, whatever works for you. Wake at your regular time (and finish work at a regular time) Shower and get...

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