Esc Computer Pain: 7 Commandments of Ergonomics Book
About the Book:
Using a computer should not be painful. Pain or discomfort while using your computer means your workstation is not adjusted to fit you. Virtually all computer equipment these days is ergonomic but the trick is to understand how to use the equipment so that it fits YOU. Admittedly there is tons of information about ergonomics on the internet but it is not organized to be specific to you. I have developed a system and want to share it with you. It involves only seven steps. Based on my experience over 25+ years, these are seven steps that no one tells you when you start to use a computer. I call these steps “commandments” and these commandments will help you to avoid injury or (if it's too late for avoidance) help to decrease the pain you're experiencing from using the computer. I formulated the SEVEN COMMANDMENTS of ERGONOMICS after performing many, many ergonomic assessments dealing with many, many computer related problems. Each chapter of the book will start with the case history of an actual ergonomic assessment I performed. (Names and identifying details have, of course, been altered for privacy reasons). There will be step-by-step instructions on how to carry out each of the seven commandments, including pictures to help guide your intervention. Where applicable, there is a brief anatomy lesson to illustrate the anatomical and biomechanical reasons behind the commandment. At the end of the seven chapters explaining each commandment, you'll find a chapter with a checklist and at-a-glance instructions that you can use to adjust your own work station. This book will show you how to organize yourself to use the power of ergonomics to your advantage. My number one goal is to assist you to work comfortably and injury-free for as long as you want to work. Esc Computer Pain-Seven Commandments of Ergonomics.
About the Author
Irene Chappell is an Occupational Therapist who is recognized as an expert in return to work issues, ergonomics and costing of future care needs. In 1986, she began the first private practice occupational therapy clinic in British Columbia to develop, and implement work assessment and treatment programs. Today the clinic employs over 30 specialists who provide services in the assessment, treatment and prevention of work-related injury. She is proud of pioneering an industry that keeps growing and improving the lives of others.