ERIC Number: ED541365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
Learning without Pain: Ergonomics Prevents Injuries. Revised
Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
"Ergonomics" is a body of knowledge about human abilities and limitations and how these abilities and limitations should be applied to the design of equipment, machinery, and other devices to ensure safe, comfortable and effective use. Most homes and schools today are equipped with computers for student use. Backpacks have become the most popular means by which students carry books and other articles to and from school. If used improperly, both computers and backpacks can cause unnecessary body strain. Children are especially at risk. This fact sheet provides basic information to parents and school staff on using ergonomic practices to prevent computer and backpack-related stresses. [Additional funding for this paper was provided by Beldon Fund.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Computers, Guidelines, Human Factors Engineering, Design Requirements, Injuries, Risk, Prevention, Health Promotion, Parent Materials, Stress Variables, Human Posture, Computer Use, Books
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. 773 Madison Avenue 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12208. Tel: 518-462-0632: Fax: 518-462-0433; Web site: http://www.healthyschools.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Teachers
Sponsor: Educational Foundation of America
Authoring Institution: Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Finland; New York