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  Today's Date: Tuesday October 6, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5672.79 -68.14 (-1.22%) on a volume of 1,727,477 shares. Year to Date Change: -4.08%
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Ergonomic News
Staples Study Shows Small Business Owners Working in Pain
Tuesday October 21, 2014 
The study shows that 88 percent of small business owners say office chairs impact employee productivity.

Sitting: Hazardous to your health?
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 10, 2014 
To equate sitting down with ingesting a toxic product like cigarettes is absurd and a slap in the face to the designers and manufacturers in this industry.

Don't Sit Still
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 4, 2013 
Some of the most potent mechanisms at the root cause of chronic disease are caused by inactivity -- generally sitting -- because the body needs frequent muscular activity.

Atlas Founder Sherman Robbins is Retiring
Monday October 15, 2012 
Atlas president Jim Landsman says, "Office workers everywhere are better off because of Sherm's insight, hard work and ongoing innovations. Sherm will be missed at Atlas and all of us will do our utmost to continue and build on his achievements."

Atlas Announces Expansion of Ergonomic Service Provider Network
Monday August 2, 2010 
With the expansion, Atlas offers on-site ergonomics consulting to employers and workers in more than 1,500 communities.

Atlas to share findings on Split Keyboards, Safe Patient Handling
Monday March 22, 2010 
A simple split keyboard design drastically reduced user discomfort at a software company.

Study shows Driver pre-work screens can yield 25-to-1 ROI
Monday January 4, 2010 
The Atlas study showed that a direct impact on core risk can be achieved through a scientific, systematic PWS program - ultimately returning the employer many times more than its initial investment.

Workplace Study Reveals Which Furniture Affects Employee Health
Monday December 22, 2008 
Atlas analyzed the results of 2441 randomly drawn employee surveys to determine the impact of specific products and furniture on worker discomfort.

Atlas Expands Network of Ergonomic Service Providers
Monday August 13, 2007 
Firm has further expanded its ability to offer results-based ergonomics assistance to employers.

Atlas Ergonomics to Provide Services Through Herman Miller Dealers
Tuesday June 19, 2007 
Atlas was named in addition to a current domestic and an international service provider.

Atlas Ergonomics to Present at NeoCon on "Missing Link" in Furniture Investments
Friday June 8, 2007 
Regardless of how advanced an office ergonomic product is, if the employee is unaware of product features and how to use them effectively, then the investment is lost.

What can you STAND to lose?
Tuesday May 29, 2007 
Just by standing for 2 hours throughout an average workday will burn 280 extra calories.

Atlas Studies Obesity-Related Discomfort of Call Center Workers
Monday February 19, 2007 
Atlas data show a correlative relationship between reported discomfort and BMI categories.

Atlas Ergonomics in Strategic Alliance
Wednesday May 31, 2006 
The ability to offer an employer both ergonomic products and knowledge services is the goal of a strategic alliance.

2005 National Ergonomics Expo Attendees' Choice Award Winners
Monday January 2, 2006 
27 exhibiting companies entered their new products.

Agreement Brings Technology to Health And Safety Professionals
Wednesday December 7, 2005 
Atlas will train Physiotherapy clinicians on the use of its unique ergonomic technologies for office and commercial transportation environments.

Four Out of Five Workers Prefer to Work at Electrically Adjustable Tables
Wednesday October 20, 2004 
Adjustable computer tables boost comfort and productivity by allowing workers to stand part of the day, study finds.

Ergonomic Furniture may Help to Lure New Workers
Monday August 16, 2004 
Some companies have even used an Aeron chair as a recruiting tool.

Women Much More Likely to Develop MSDs
Monday August 2, 2004 
Former beliefs that women were only somewhat more at risk for developing MSDs are inaccurate.

Most Employees Link Workspace Design to Their Productivity
Tuesday July 6, 2004 
Nearly two-thirds of office computer users tie the fatigue they experience during the week to working at the computer for long periods.

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