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The Silver Linings of 2020

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone is a painfully obvious understatement. Globally, hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, millions of people are unemployed and hungry, and protests continue to surge. To even be typing these words feels surreal and unbelievable, and my deepest sympathies go to every person who has been negatively impacted. Continue Reading The Silver Linings of 2020

Humantech Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

The Humantech office of VelocityEHS was recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® during the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 27, 2020. This is the eighth year VelocityEHS’ Humantech has received this award. The annual awards program evaluates companies based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee… Continue Reading Humantech Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

Ergonomics for Kids: 3 Tips for Adjusting to Virtual School

It’s that time of the year again when parents are gearing up for their kids’ return to school, but of course, that looks very different this year during the global pandemic. Just as adults have had to adapt to working from their homes for the past several months, parents are now trying to help their children… Continue Reading Ergonomics for Kids: 3 Tips for Adjusting to Virtual School

22 Years at the Applied Ergonomics Conference

Next week’s virtual Applied Ergonomics Conference, scheduled on August 4th to 6th, will go down in the books as the most unique of the past 21 we’ve attended. Yep, the Humantech brand is that old! In fact, I dug deep into our files to remember when our partnership with IISE began—in 1998. It all started when ergonomist… Continue Reading 22 Years at the Applied Ergonomics Conference

Best Practices for Ergonomics in the Home

Ergonomics analyses are often associated with tasks in our office or industrial work environments, either identifying improvements to set up our office correctly by adjusting our desks, chairs, and monitors, or looking into industrial tasks and developing engineering solutions to reduce awkward postures and high forces. But these ergonomics principles and practices don’t have to… Continue Reading Best Practices for Ergonomics in the Home

Holiday Shopping for Your Coworker?

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to start shopping. Looking for an awesome gift idea? Check no further than the list below. Whether you’re buying for a co-worker, a family member, or even yourself, these items will improve your work buddy’s space or yours! Noise-canceling headphones are always a hit! Whether you’re… Continue Reading Holiday Shopping for Your Coworker?

Improving Ergonomics Beyond the Workplace

It’s easy to keep ergonomics in mind when you’re in the workplace, with daily reminders or posted signs promoting proper lifting techniques. We spend most of our lives outside of work (if you’re lucky enough) so it’s important to reduce our own daily risk exposures. As an ergonomist, I’ve often heard how clients improved their… Continue Reading Improving Ergonomics Beyond the Workplace

4 Key Learnings from The Man with the Beard

Recently, we wished one of our own well as he ventured off into retirement. Walt Rostykus (CSP, CIH, CPE) spent over 35 years working in the EHS field. His contributions to industrial health and safety and, in particular, to ergonomics, have been immense. Walt’s help to global companies in launching ergonomics processes has positively impacted… Continue Reading 4 Key Learnings from The Man with the Beard

Top Ten Gift Ideas: From Our Desk to Yours

If you’re like me you still have gifts on your shopping list, whether they’re for your son, your mother, or your coworker down the hall. Finding the “right” thing can be hard, especially when the stores are flooded with frantic shoppers and the utter mayhem of crying babies from being in the shopping cart a… Continue Reading Top Ten Gift Ideas: From Our Desk to Yours

Re-Engineering the High Heel Shoe

With the current selection of high heels available on the market, beauty comes at cost—hurting both your wallet and your feet. For centuries, stiletto high heels have been built using a thin metal rod to support body weight at the heels. The structure of the stiletto distributes more body weight to the toes than the… Continue Reading Re-Engineering the High Heel Shoe