Free posters designed to help achieve perfect pipetting posture and alleviate aches and pains are now available from Anachem.
It is common knowledge that pipetting regularly increases the risk of developing RSI’s. By applying Good Pipetting Practice, users can help to prevent these risks. One way is to simply take frequent breaks every 20 or 30 minutes to stretch shoulders, arms and hands. Anachem's posters contain an easy and quick routine put together by stretching authority Bob Anderson and designed to shake off the stiffness and stresses that accumulate after long hours at the lab bench.
At the centre of almost every ergonomic programme that targets physical activities is posture. Proper posture is achieved through maintaining the natural curve of the spine. To ensure posture is correct, shoulders should be held slightly back and level, with the ears lined up with the shoulders. When standing, the pelvis should be shifted forward so that hips are aligned with ankles. Objects should be held close to the body, and work items kept within easy reach. Try to eliminate twisting motion and avoid bending at the hips. Always lift objects with a straight, upright back, using the legs.
Anachem's Good Pipetting Posture poster demsontrates the right and wrong ways to sit or stand when pipetting. Combined with the company's Stretch, users could be on their way to alleviating the stress and strains caused by prolonged bench pipetting. Request the posters at: firstname.lastname@example.org.