Monday, December 1, 2014

Simple ways to use ergonomics at your library

Have you slipped into some bad habits as we're slipping into winter?   A lot of us want to curl up when the weather turns colder, but you need to uncurl yourself on a regular basis. For some of us, we do that by going to work and shelving, squatting, lifting and walking, etc. But then we have to be careful we use good posture and the right motions when we do these things. 

The proCPR blog has a nice little post about ergonomics called 6 Ways to Avoid Injury with Ergonomics.  I like the 20-20-20 reminder about your eyes.

There is a outdated link in the article to "The Ultimate Guide to Ergonomics". The link provided here should work, but it takes you to it though the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

The iLibrarian link above has a stretching regime, but I always feel self conscious stretching at work, especially out in public areas.  But sometimes you just have to take care of your health regardless of how silly you might think you look.

Do you stretch at your library?  Are you the type that doesn't care what others think, or do you try to find a quiet corner?

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