About CSG

In 1995, I developed a pain in the shoulders and numbness in my fingers. The more I worked the more it hurt. Ignoring it wasn't working.  

What helped was changing to an ergonomic keyboard and adjustable keyboard tray. This reduced the strain on my shoulders and wrists. The pain taught me the importance of good ergonomics. The changes taught me that I didn't have to work in pain. From that time we have become champions for healthy computer ergonomics.  

"Ergonomic" has become the shorthand for devices which help computer users avoid or alleviate pain. What "ergonomics" really means is 'pertaining to the laws or study of work.'. When people ask, "Is it ergonomic?", what they're really asking is will it make me more comfortable, will it help me avoid the aches and pains associated with the modern workplace.

Success for us is providing solutions which enhance productivity by reducing pain and fatigue.  Solutions include providing products which fit the individual and providing an understanding of the ergonomic principles behind those products.

Good ergonomic practices include neutral postures, avoiding repetitive stress, and relaxation.  An easy way to understand neutral posture is to examine mouse use. The standard mouse requires the users to turn their palm down, so that it is parallel to the ground. Grab your forearm just below the elbow, with your palm perpendicular to the ground; now turn your palm down as if to grip a standard mouse. Feel the tendons tighten in your forearm? The tendons are stretched out of their neutral postion. Now return your palm so that is again perpendicular to the ground, and imagine how much less stressful "mousing" would be in this neutral position.

Repetitive stress is caused by overuse a muscle or muscle groups.  Even though we consider sitting as being at rest, we are using groups of muscles to maintain a position.  Think of how you feel after driving long distances without a break; initially you are stiff when you leave the car.  Highway safety experts recommend limiting driving shifts to two hours legs. This helps to avoid fatigue, and helps maintain alertness.

Relaxation provides the body an opportunity to repair and refresh.  Taking small breaks from computer use to stand and move around actually increases productivity by reduces error rates and increasing alertness.

How do you decide on the right product? We help you decide by providing evaluation products to use at your desk. We work with our customers where they work. Based on our pre visit interview, we determine what products are likely to fit your needs. We then visit the worksite and demonstrate how the product facilitates good ergonomics. When you buy from CSG you already know that it works for you.