Ergonomics

worker at sit/stand ergonomic workstation

Ergonomics is the science of the body doing work. Whether you're typing on a keyboard or serving food in a restaurant, you're doing basic ergonomic principles.  

Studies show that poor attention to ergo issues often lead to workplace injuries. Soft tissue injuries are the fastest growing injury category, especially in office environments.

How do you address ergonomic issues? One way is to periodically train your employees on how to recognize workstation ergo problems and how to make adjustments.

Resources

A MEMIC Minute - The Perfect Office Stretching and Moving for Your Health Ergonomics in the Office Environment Sit-Stand Computer Workstation Guidelines What Makes a Good Chair General Lifting Guidelines Back Injury Prevention Stretching & Moving for Your Health Learn about MEMIC's e-ergo tool