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Preventing Ergonomic Hazards for Health/Fitness Professionals: Are You Getting Hurt?

Merrick, Teresa M.A., CSCS/NSCA-CPT, ACSM-HFI®; Bracko, Michael R. Ed.D., CSCS, FACSM

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Learning Objective: Ergonomic injuries cause pain, disability, emotional stress, and reduced productivity (1). Properly designed workstations can prevent ergonomic injuries in an office setting, manual labor, and an exercise instruction setting. The objectives of this article are 1) to introduce and define ergonomics, 2) to review the eight ergonomic risk factors, and 3) to relate these risk factors to exercise professionals so that they can adopt strategies to prevent injury and enhance performance.

© 2005 American College of Sports Medicine


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