Ergonomics

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Article by Sam Moyle

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of how people fit in their work environment.

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Why is Ergonomics Important?

Ergonomic improvements are specific to the worker and their demands upon their body. The ergonomic demands of an office worker vary significantly from a manual job such as a labourer. An employee may be fit or physically capable for one occupation and not another. That's the basic point, we're all different shapes and sizes and our workplace setup and practices can vary on an individual basis.  This is where an ergonomic assessment for the individual worker is important.

Office Ergonomics

Office ergonomics don't necessarily need to involve expensive ergonomic chairs, mouse, workstation products, tools or desks. Ergonomics in the office can usually combine an ergonomic assessment and setup along with helpful preventative ergonomic advice. 

It is often not what we are sitting upon or standing at, but rather how we hold our body or perform the tasks that cause workplace injury.

Advice about correct trunk posture can improve your spine, head and neck alignment that results in a less fatigue when sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Often a simple product will assist or remind you how to position yourself in your work or home environment.

Related Information

  • Ergonomics
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Pre-Employment Assessment
  • Workplace Wellness Program

  • Ergonomic Solution Products

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