Ergonomics for Students and Staff

Cheryl Bennett, Andree Woodcock, Diane Tien

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This chapter reviews three pressing ergonomic concerns in schools-furniture, information and communications technology (ICT), and school bags-to illustrate the role of ergonomics in promoting the long-term health of the next generation and in making school environments safer. General physical fitness, posture, back pain, and back care are related to furniture, information and communication technology, and school bags. Ergonomic practices are often cost effective; many can be implemented through education, procedural changes, or adjustments to existing equipment or furniture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafe and Healthy School Environments
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864638
ISBN (Print)0195179471, 9780195179477
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2009


  • Classroom furniture
  • Information and communications technology
  • School bags
  • School environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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