Ergonomics at work and home

Poor ergonomic habits can lead to pain and disability whether at work or home. Ergonomic risk factors to avoid include repetition, force, awkward posture, static posture, contact stress, compression, and vibrations. A good ergonomics program has been shown to always be successful if the elements listed are included.

What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker to reduce risk factors for pain and injury.   

When the requirements of a job exceed the capacity of the worker, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) can occur. 

People who spend a lot of time driving, social networking, or gaming can also minimize risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal pain and disorders (MSDs).

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For Teachers and Students, Ergonomics Matters

The importance of teaching ergonomics young to aid in the development of good ergonomic habits and reduction of MSDs. Tips for student ergonomic safety, ergonomic safety for students with an after-school job, and ergonomic tips for teachers.

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”   

Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

 “. . .We highly encourage educational gifts that stimulate the mind, inspire creativity, and provoke thought.  Let’s thoughtfully give our children something they can keep with them forever.  Let’s give them the gift of knowledge.”  

Karla Hernandez Mats, President of the United Teachers of Dade County, who represents the rights of more than 25,000 education professionals

Teachers can aid students in developing good ergonomic habits

Teachers work hard to help kids succeed by providing the gift of knowledge that can last a lifetime.   Their hard work and dedication can take its toll on the body.  

Historically, by the time an individual begins to feel pain from poor ergonomics,  it is too late to do anything about it.  That is still true except in the case of teachers.   Most teachers are young enough to have been taught about ergonomics.

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PREGNANCY — Fertilization to Labor and Delivery

Changes during pregnancy, such as constipation, hemorrhoids, heartburn, pelvic pain, and back pain are discussed as well as what to expect when you go to the hospital for a vaginal delivery.

This document about Pregnancy and Labor and Delivery of a baby  was written by Darren Salinger, M.D., OB/GYN with answers to questions frequently asked by patents during his more than 20 years of practice. 

What to expect during Pregnancy 

The changes that take place during the short span of human pregnancy are profound.  

Many of these changes occur soon after fertilization and continue throughout the entire pregnancy.  Most of these incredible adaptations are in response to the growing fetus and the hormonal changes the fetus produces in its mother. 

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