Ergonomics, at first glance, sounds like some awful class from high school. When actually, it is the study of a person’s efficiency in a working environment. Ergonomics focuses on designing workspaces and equipment to fit the needs of individuals, which reduces the risk of injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. By optimizing the ergonomic layout of workstations, chairs, desks and tools, employees experience fewer strains, sprains and other repetitive stress injuries.

Proper ergonomics can reduce common issues like back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and neck strain leading to improved well-being and reduced callouts due to work-related injuries.

Did you know:

  • 34 percent of all injury days are related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • $1 out of every $3 is spent on musculoskeletal worker compensation claims
  • 28 days is the average recovery time from carpal tunnel syndrome

By implementing ergonomic practices in the workplace, you can significantly boost productivity. Proper keyboard and mouse placement coupled with correct monitor positioning can reduce the risk of injury and fatigue and leave you feeling better every day. For more tips, refer back to your monthly safety training.

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