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Are you uncomfortable sitting at your desk? If so, you’re not alone.. Physical discomfort in today’s office environment is more common than not. Workspace components such as desks, chairs, keyboards, mice, and visual displays come in all shapes and sizes, which don’t always fit the employee without causing some sort of discomfort. That discomfort translates to distraction and low morale, which can further translate to low productivity and possible turnover..
“I’m 6’6 and I generally have to move though life ducking and slouching to fit into whatever space is provided for me. Before coming to work at [my current company], I’d never had a workspace set up to fit me. I was surprised at the decrease in pain and stiffness at the end of the work day. There was a noticeable difference in my productivity and energy level. It caused me to reconsider my home environment, and I purchased a new desk for my home office based on the specifications provided by the Healthworks Ergo consultant that assisted me.” – John T.
What is Ergonomics?
To put it simply, ergonomics is studying how people work in relation to their respective roles. But, ergonomics is far more encompassing than most people realize at first glance. To us, ergonomics is about making roles in the workplace safer, which minimizes risk of injury, or harm. As technology continues to evolve, so too do our workspaces, and with that come new opportunities for people to become injured.
Ergonomics is also about finding the right balance between comfort and performance. A lot of us do our work with computers and require sitting down for long periods of time. As such, computer desks and chairs are constantly the focus of ergonomic design. If these products are poorly designed, or incorrectly optimized for human use, then the person using them could suffer from unnecessary problems like discomfort, fatigue, stress, or injury.
Ergonomics strives to foster new workplace practices for businesses who understand the growing need to create safe, comfortable, and productive workspaces for their employees. We do this by adapting human abilities and functions into the design of a work area while also taking into consideration their body size, strength, skills, speed, sensory abilities, as well as attitudes.
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