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Title: Introducing Ergonomics in Two US Elementary Schools

The increasing presence of computers and other forms of information and communications technology (ICT) in schools has raised concerns in the United States (US) and elsewhere. Children are using computers more than any other age group in the US. It is not known whether early intensive use of ICT predisposes children to future injury. Ergonomics is not included in state curriculum standards or requirements but can be supported by some of the existing standards. Some who believe that children are better off being educated early about ergonomics are taking action to bring ergonomics into elementary and secondary schools. This paper describes the process used to introduce ergonomics into two elementary schools in two different states by initiators with two different roles.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15007238
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-153895
TRN: US200414%%474
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Ergonomics Association, Seoul (KR), 08/24/2003--08/29/2003; Other Information: PBD: 25 Jun 2003
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGE GROUPS; CHILDREN; COMMUNICATIONS; COMPUTERS; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING