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Office Ergonomics, Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Letsdoyoga.Com Wellness Series) Paperback – March 16, 2007

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Product Details

  • Series: Letsdoyoga.Com Wellness Series
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher:; 1st edition (March 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972209417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972209410
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,679,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"…A superb book that addresses injury prevention in a pragmatic way. This is a "must read" wellness book for any VDT user!" --Juan Cajandig, Senior Loss Prevention Specialist,CSAC Excess Insurance Authority

Susan Orr and Howard VanEs have mastered the subject of repetitive stress injuries. As one who sits in front of a computer as much as 8 hours a day, I have personally struggled with repetitive stress injuries. "Office Ergonomics" is the most comprehensive book on the subject I have encountered. I have already made adjustments to my work areas based on guidance from this book. Anyone working at a computer should read this book before they become injured. --Jerry Mellin,Senior Manager, Human Resources-Web Delivery, Kaiser Permanente

"Office Ergonomics is great at simplifying a complex subject. This is a highly informative and easy to use book that makes working at a computer safer and more enjoyable. A copy should be issued with every computer sold!" --Fred Winslow,Senior Director, Information Technology (Retired), Sun Microsystems, Inc.

About the Author

Susan Orr is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a certified Infrared Thermographer, and certified in Occupational Hearing Conservation. She holds a Master s degree in Industrial Safety from USC with thesis work in low-level industrial noise and short-term memory task error rates. She has an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Currently, Susan is a Risk Control Specialist in the Global Technology Department for St. Paul Travelers Insurance working with high tech companies in the fields of biotechnology, computer chip/hardware manufacturers, software/information technology and telecom. The focus of her work includes analysis and evaluation of organizational employee safety and health programs, workplace safety inspections, safety training, fleet risk management, evaluation of fire prevention, disaster preparation/business continuity and security efforts. Susan also serves on the St. Paul Travelers risk control committee monitoring the nanotechnology industry, focusing on employee safety and health.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Head on October 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book was useful for very general information, however a good bit of the information is freely available elsewhere (e.g. the Internet). The nicest thing about a book like this is that you feel that the knowledge within is more "certified" or more "professional" than the knowledge available online, as it is coming from a professional in the field.
The drawbacks of this book, however, are the poor editing which resulted in numerous typos and grammatical mistakes, giving the book a sloppy appearance. Hence, why I think the book would be worth perhaps $10, but not the full cover price of $14.95. I learned a little bit more than I all ready knew on the subject of carpal tunnel, but the book did not provide enough information as to make me feel that I did not need more resources. It is a fairly decent introduction to the topic of office ergonomics, but it will definitely leave you requiring further literature on the subject in order to gain more knowledge and insight into carpal tunnel and repetitive stress injuries.
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More About the Author

Howard VanEs, M.A., has been committed to wellness and fitness for over 25 years. He has a deep passion for wellness, and a desire to help people learn about the many ways they can improve the quality of their health and lives through mind/body methods. His experience includes weight training, martial arts, yoga, stress management training, and work from his previous role as a psychotherapist.

For the last 20 years, Howard has been a dedicated practitioner of hatha yoga and has been teaching yoga for the last 15 years in the Bay Area of California. Howard is the author of "Ageless Beauty & Timeless Strength, A woman's guide to building upper body strength without any special equipment." primary author and editor of the wellness book series, the author of "Beginning Yoga: A Practice Manual", co-producer of the audio CD "Shavasna/Deep Relaxation", creator of the "Yoga on Demand" audio program and founder of as well as In addition to writing and teaching about wellness and yoga , Howard also leads yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.

Howard received a yoga teacher certification from Mt. Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA and has also received training from the advanced studies program at The Iyengar Institute of San Francisco. Howard also has an M.A. in counseling psychology.