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Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with extension cords and power strips/surge protectors are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The most common causes of fires from extension cords, power strips, or […]

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Laboratory Ergonomics

When most people hear the word “ergonomics,” they immediately think of an office setting. However, ergonomics has many other applications and it applies to any worker, performing any task, in any work environment. The goal is to optimize the individual’s health and well-being, while improving overall system performance. Research labs commonly focus on experimental efficiency, […]

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