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Ergonomics in the Workplace

Simply stated, ergonomics is fitting the workplace to the worker. The better the fit, the higher the level of safety, efficacy and overall job satisfaction.

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Good Ergonomics = Good Economics

  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Decreased presenteeism : the act of attending work while sick
  • Decreased risk factors for MSD: musculoskeletal discomfort
    (such as neck, low back pain and repetitive stress injury)
  • Increased productivity and performance
  • Decreased healthcare cost to your company
  • Increased employee satisfaction and morale

Long Term Benefits

  • Raise awareness of the consequence of injury and staff responsibilities in relation to ergonomics and their own health and safety
  • Meet your legal obligations while maximizing staff efficiency
  • Eliminate unnecessary Workers Compensation Claims
  • Building a positive culture of care within the organization

Following an ergonomic assessment there are usually recommendations made to the employee about the posture, having rest and stretches break etc. The employer is notified if there is a requirement for any pieces of equipment.

The aim of these assessments is to recognize potential risk factors for the individual using the workstation and provide them with strategies to maximize their ergonomic work station and minimize the risk of injury.

Ergonomics Evaluation

  • Fast, non-obtrusive evaluation of the physical configuration of the work area with recommendations to improve ergonomic suitability raised awareness of risk factors commonly associated with office workstations.
  • Adjustment of workstation components including chair, desk, keyboard, monitor, document holder, foot rest and lighting, to suit specific needs.
  • Recommendations for ergonomic products minimizing risk of injury through education on preventative work practices including simple stretching regimes and taking allocated breaks.

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