ERGONOMICS IN MOTION

With an eye toward reducing injuries caused by repetitive motion and stretching by employees, a growing number of retailers are installing ergonomically improved equipment at the checkout.The enhanced checkstand equipment is being installed largely because of concern about repetitive stress injury and carpal tunnel syndrome -- two wrist-related maladies that can occur when reaching, scanning, writing,

With an eye toward reducing injuries caused by repetitive motion and stretching by employees, a growing number of retailers are installing ergonomically improved equipment at the checkout.

The enhanced checkstand equipment is being installed largely because of concern about repetitive stress injury and carpal tunnel syndrome -- two wrist-related maladies that can occur when reaching, scanning, writing, bagging and other frequently repeated tasks at the checkout are performed.

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