Topic : ergonomics

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Whistle While You Work

February 21, 2014  | Article

Here’s a compilation of physical and mental activities — everything from stretching to rewiring — that can change your outlook and help you see that morning or midday cup of coffee as half full.

Keywords: customer service   ergonomics   healthy working   learning new techniques   Personal Trainer  

Laptop Stand Doubles as Mani Station

December 28, 2013  | Article

Nail tech and hairstylist Melissa Thun of Studio Four in North Bend, Ore., found ergonomic ease on Amazon in the form of a Windsor laptop table she uses to perform manicures.

Keywords: ergonomics   manicure tables  

Sitting Pretty

December 1, 2013  | Article

The demands of the job put nail techs at risk of developing chronic pain in their shoulders and back. Learn how proper posture can combat the risk by reducing muscle strain and fatigue.

Keywords: ergonomics   posture  

Position Hands Properly

June 17, 2013  | Article

The Pampered Perch hand and foot support was developed by nail tech Theresa Cantu to hold clients’ hands and feet in position while she worked on their manicures and pedicures free from back, neck, and arm stress.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics   ganglion cysts  

Pampered Perch Ergonomic Arm and Foot Rest

March 26, 2013  | Product

The Pampered Perch improves the technician’s hand position, helping prevent conditions such as ganglion cysts or carpal tunnel syndrome in wrists.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics  

Fancy Footrest Is Ergonomic

February 19, 2013  | Article

The new Gulfstream footrest is ergonomically designed with contoured footrest pads and an adjustable center pad to gently elevate the client’s feet, creating ease for both the technician and client.

Keywords: ergonomic furnishings   ergonomic products   ergonomics   Gulfstream Plastics   pedicure equipment  

No More Looking Down

December 5, 2012  | Article

Success came at a price for nail tech Carrie Bomar. After spending countless hours each day looking down at clients’ hands, her neck began to hurt, a result of the posture most nail technicians assume.

Keywords: ergonomic furnishings   ergonomic products   ergonomics   manicure tables  

UL listed

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A product adhering to standards of Underwriters Laboratories, an independent, non-profit testing laboratory organized for the purpose of investigating products and materials with respect to hazards affecting life and property.

Keywords: chemicals   ergonomics   pedicure equipment   pedicure spas  

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A federal organization whose responsibility it is to ensure safe working conditions for employees.

Keywords: chemicals   ergonomics   staff management  

cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The fastest-growing type of occupation-related injury involving inflammation of tissues; can cause painful and crippling illness that may be permanent if not treated properly.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   nail diseases  

chronic effects

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Adverse health effects caused by repeated or prolonged exposure occurring over a period of time greater than three months.

Keywords: ergonomics   nail diseases  

Westmond Ergonomic by Collins

October 29, 2012  | Video

Westmond Salon designs has come out with a new manicure table by Collins that is ergonomically designed to be functional as well as comfortable for nail techs and clients.

Keywords: ergonomics  

Get a [More Ergonomic] Grip

June 27, 2012  | Article

According to Young Nails’ Greg Salo, the most ergonomic way to do this is with an over-grip.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   ergonomics  

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

November 18, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: ergonomics   NMC   posture   working safely   work-related injuries  

It’s a Sore Subject

October 4, 2011  | Article

Achy shoulders, numb thumbs, sore muscles, and persistent exhaustion. Sometimes aches and pain seem like an unavoidable by-product of doing nails. One nail tech disagrees.

Keywords: ergonomics   exercise  
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