Ergonomics In The Workplace
There are considerable benefits that come with ensuring that your workplace has effective office ergonomic practices in place. For example, an office with a sound ergonomic setup will see less employee injury and increased productivity, resulting in more work being done and higher profits, not to mention happy employees.
Did you know that over 50% of work comp claims are related to MSD (musculoskeletal disorders)? Musculoskeletal disorder has a variety of other, more commonly used names including repetitive motion injury and overuse injury. Basically, a musculoskeletal disorder is anything from carpal tunnel to muscle strain caused by repetition and/or stress of the musculoskeletal system. These disorders are often due to poor workplace setup.
With office ergonomics, you can significantly boost the productivity and happiness of your employees as well as save money and stress. Here are a few of our top tips for improving ergonomics in your workplace:
- Encourage your employees to take short breaks to stretch and move around, particularly those who work at computers all day
- Spend a bit of money to purchase quality ergonomic equipment; you and your employees will be better off in the long run
- Perform regular assessments of your office chairs and other equipment
- Ask for advice from a professional ergonomics consultant
Tony Lane Consulting are available 7 days to provide professional, affordable and reliable office ergonomics consultations for businesses of any size or industry across Australia. Call or fill out a contact form and we’ll be in touch within one business day.
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