Tag: Driver Ergonomics

High Mileage Drivers: Rough roads!

If you have ever used a jackhammer or been hit playing a contact sport, you know that vibration and impacts take their toll on the body. When you think about driving for long periods or driving or rough terrain, it’s important to realize that the side effects of driving can accumulate and cause serious physical

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High Mileage Drivers: Loading and unloading

One of the most important things to understand about driving is that prolonged sitting in a vehicle, with your back slightly slouched can cause the ‘shock absorbers’ of our back to get a little out of position. If you drive for a while, then jump out and start lifting or unloading tools or equipment, your

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High Mileage Drivers: Bad habits

There is a classic Seinfeld episode where George gets picked on for carrying his ‘Costanza’ wallet. He carried so many receipts around in his thick, massive wallet, that at one point his back leaned to one side when he sat down. He even resorted to stacking napkins beneath his other pocket to level himself. Not

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High Mileage Drivers: Begin with the destination in mind

Before we start a job, most of us know to take a second to make sure we have all of the tools we need and have thought about the job ahead. Do you take the same time before you get out of your driveway? Whether it’s a lifting task, or operating a vehicle, taking the

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