A story in Prevention magazine looking at working from home cited a study by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers who conducted an ergonomic assessment of employees at the university. The researchers sent an email survey last year to 4,500 faculty and staff after the coronavirus pandemic prompted UC to ask workers to continue operations from home when possible. The survey had 843 people complete it and showed some trends and offered a glimpse into what many who work from home were encountering. The survey findings were detailed in the scholarly journal Ergonomics in Design. Lead author of the research survey was Kermit Davis, PhD, professor in the UC Department of Environmental Health and Public Sciences.
Other co-authors in this study include Susan E. Kotowski, PhD, associate professor in the UC College of Allied Health Sciences; Denise Daniel, who is in the master’s degree program of occupational health nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing; Thomas Gerding, who is pursuing a PhD in environmental and industrial hygiene; and Jennifer Naylor, who is in the master’s degree program of occupational health nursing. Megan Syck is also a co-author and pursuing a Master of Science degree in environmental and industrial hygiene.
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