Yesterday, I wrote about the pinched nerve I’ve had in my back this week. This highlights the need for your employees to practice proper posture and taking adequate breaks when working in the office. By doing this, you will not only have more productive and comfortable employees, but you will also lessen the odds that one of your office workers will sustain a work related injury that could require workers’ compensation.
Ergonomics is a science that helps arrange objects in the workplace so that they are more appropriate to be used by humans. In an office, ergonomics can be used to increase productivity and lessen the odds that an injury will occur.
In the office, you need to be particularly concerned with the following:
- Sitting Posture
- Hand and Arm Use and Positioning
- Eye Fatigue (Eyestrain) with Respects to Computer Monitors
Over the next few days, I’ll cover each one of these area of ergonomics.