Ever been caught in a mouse-trap?


Friday 20 September 2013


John Ridd


This webinar is the first of what will become a regular monthly series, delving into various factors that affect people at work, including ergonomics, wellbeing, reasonable adjustments and health and safety. Future webinars will be delivered on the third Friday of every month, always at lunchtime – they are intended to be informative, bitesize insights into a range of subjects.

Looking into ergonomic aspects of the mouse, this first webinar will explore mouse design, and how much thought we give to its suitability (precious little unless there's a problem is probably the answer). We shall briefly explore the reasons you might give it more thought – is it the best one for the work done? Is it right for the person using it? What alternatives are there and are there any risks from using them?

"Don't get lured into the mouse-trap of just using the standard one because it's there; maybe it is the right one for you, but let's look at what to consider before making that decision".


John is a consulting Ergonomist, specialising in work and workplace design in relation to musculoskeletal disorders. He worked previously for the Robens Institute at the University of Surrey for over 20 years, qualified as an applied physiologist, and has since worked extensively in ergonomics research and consultancy, particularly in the areas of manual handling and office ergonomics.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (IEHF), a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. He is included on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

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