ergonomics


    

Ergonomics is the study of how equipment and furniture can be arranged in order that people can do work or other activities more efficiently and comfortably (according to Google). In the photos above, the technician on the left is sitting improperly and is likely going to have back and neck pain as a result. Her set-up is not ergnomically advisable. On the right, she sits properly, with a straight back, feet fully on the floor for balance and support.

 

 

 

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Required Reading

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

November 18, 2011

The Nail Manufacturers’ Council offers nail professionals these basic tips to prevent or eliminate the injuries, pain, and discomfort sometimes associated with salon work. Working ergonomically can eliminate muscle strain, benefitting both your physical and psychological health.

Posture Primer

August 1, 2010

If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.

Hurting Hands

November 1, 2009

What if no doctor or medical study could confirm it, but through a network of your peers you learned many nail techs develop similar pain in their wrists, fingers, and thumbs? Would you choose to proactively reduce your risk of pain based only on anecdotal evidence?

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Back

May 1, 1994

Alleviate back pain by practicing good posture and taking time to exercise

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