Don’t get bent out of shape! Improve your workspace ergonomics to improve your bottom line.
Comfortable, Pain-Free Employees are Happier, Healthier, and More Productive!
If your company has an office or administrative employees who spend a majority of their time working at a desk, you may have received complaints about discomfort and pain. Most of these complaints probably involve back, shoulder, neck and wrist pain, which can be common when people sit at a desk for extended periods of time.
It may be their chair that is causing the problem or the placement of their monitor. There are many factors that may cause these symptoms: phone use, typing, mouse use, sitting position – and so on. You may have already invested some money in new office equipment and found that these new ergo-friendly purchases only fixed part of the problem. As is usually the case, these symptoms will persist because typically the underlying problem involves the employee’s posture. That is where our expertise comes in.
What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products, and systems so that they fit the people who use them. There is no perfectly sized person, so not all workstations should look the same. Every workstation should be designed specifically for the individual that will work in it.
Why is Ergonomics Important?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. MSDs can develop over time or can occur immediately due to overload.
Work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomics — fitting a job to a person— increases productivity and helps lessen muscle fatigue, discomfort, and pain, the first signs of an MSD.
In the Office
The goal of office ergonomics is to help your employees be more comfortable at work. It can help reduce stress and injury caused by awkward positions and repetitive tasks. It focuses on how things are set up in the office workspace.
Workstation Ergonomic Assessments
Designed for the low-risk and symptom-free individual. Useful for a general consultation with your whole workforce. Will qualify as a good faith-effort under OSHA.
- 20 minute 1:1 workstation assessments by a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
- On the spot adjustments made whenever possible
- Informational handouts provided to participants
- Abbreviated Summary Report provided to the client
Group Seminar: Office Ergonomics Awareness
The one-hour seminar provides employees with the knowledge they need to optimize their work methods, improve physical technique, and effectively participate in their company’s ergonomics efforts. The training will be interactive and include demonstrations of “good” vs. “poor” technique.