Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ergonomic Nightmare of the Week: Lifeguard Towers

An ergonomic problem that I personally experienced for several years in Atlantic City. I just didn't know it was a problem in those days ...

"Sitting on the beach all day getting a tan may be your dream job…but is lifeguarding an ergonomic nightmare?

Decades ago, the image of bronzed lifeguards basking in the sun while sitting on simple red chairs was an icon of what Southern California beach life was all about.

Then emerged the dangers of skin cancer, along with the concern of shoddy ergonomics as chairs tilted because of eroding sand."    (Continued via Ergonomenon)    [Ergonomics Resources]

Lifeguard Stand - Ergonomics

Lifeguard Stand

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