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Dr. Naomi Abrams, OTR/L, CEAS


I can answer questions regarding office, healthcare, and industrial ergonomics as well as general health and safety issues. I specialize in macro-ergonomics which deals with both individual issues (such as injuries and prevention) as well as corporate/organizational prevention plans. This includes working with companies that are interested in creating company-wide safety programs, health programs, and intervention strategies. My background is in occupational therapy and I am able to answer questions regarding specific medical injuries and workers compensation. This also makes me uniquely qualified to speak on the aging workforce and modifications specific to that population. I cannot answer questions regarding OSHA regulations and legal issues. While I know some things about manufacturing, I am not an engineer and tend to refer some of those questions to others.

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My company, Worksite Health & Safety Consultants, an ergonomic and occupational health consultation firm has just turned eight years old. We are located in the Washington metro area. As owner I travel around the world speaking on ergonomics, aging in the workplace, and occupational health. I have consulted in the field of occupational health and ergonomics for the last twelve years. Additionally, I am an Occupational Therapist and have specialized in the treatment of work injuries/work-related musculoskeletal disorders and modifications for return to work post-injury for the last fourteen years.


American Occupational Therapy Association Rehab Practice Owners Network Women Business Owners of Montgomery County Leadership Montgomery


Why is My Office a Pain in My...? by Dr. Abrams Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd Edition, edited by K. Jacobs Work Special Interest Section Quarterly Montgomery County Gazette Quoted in multiple blogs and online magazines


Occupational Therapy Doctorate with a specialization in ergonomics Masters of Occupational Therapy Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

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Recent Answers from Dr. Naomi Abrams, OTR/L, CEAS

2015-07-19 Toy design focus:

Hi   Yes, thumb + index and middle is sometimes called pincer grasp.    As for a mechanism, that really depends on the shape and method of putting this thing together. For example, just putting together

2015-07-17 Toy design focus:

Hi,  This is a very complex question that is best answered where you can see my hands or a technical drawing. Since there is no technical drawings, the easiest method to answer you is a video which I have

2015-03-19 what about ergonomics ????????:

Hello,   Here is the link to the International Ergonomics Association website list of global societies: If your country doesn't have one you can still contact one

2015-03-12 what about ergonomics ????????:

Hello. Sorry for the delay, I was away.   No, you don't have to use CAD a lot in ergonomics depending on where you work but yes, we deal with bio mechanics (human factors is part of ergonomics and visa

2015-03-09 comparison between two areas confusion:

Hello Ahmed,  At the risk of oversimplifying to two fields, based on what you said was your interests, this is how I would look at it:    Human centered engineering design looks at the task needing to


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