What are you supposed to believe when it comes to ergonomics? Are standing desks the best option? What about treadmills or exercise balls as chairs? As silly as some of it may sound, there is some benefit to a lot of ergonomic equipment. But ONLY when it’s done right. We’re debunking some of the misconceptions and letting you know the facts about ergonomics!
Myth: Ergonomics is Too Expensive
Healthworks Ergonomics is working hard to dispell this misconception. We are making it easier than ever for companies to avoid some of the largest ergonomic costs by helping them train their employees on their own. When an ergonomics expert is already in the office it can save the company money by not having to bring a consultant in. Our webinars, workshops and new online training program will help businesses implement successful ergonomics programs for their employees.
Myth: Excercise Balls are the Best Alternative to Standard Office Chairs
This trend looks like fun, especially to your employees. There are a few issues, one being how long it can take for an employee to be able to find their balance on a ball. It could cause more problems than you bargained for with injuries that can be caused from employees slipping off the ball. Last, they can be a major distraction. They may be awesome tools in the gym, but don’t belong in the office.
Myth: If You Get a Standing Desk You Should Stand All Day
Standing desks are a great way keep from sitting all day. Getting out of a sitting position is a good idea throughout the day. A standing desk should be used while listening to your body. Standing desks should be used intermittently with sitting as an option when strain becomes evident.
Myth: Ergonomics is Only for Heavy Labor
In our world, even workers in locations such as warehouses spend time sitting at a computer during the day. Though ergonomics has been more highly visible in jobs that require heavy lifting, it is just as important for workers who are sitting all day every day. Staying healthy and comfortable at work is necessary for desk workers and industrial workers alike.
If you’re interested in learning more about ergonomics or finding a community to discuss HR challenges with like-minded individuals, which include, but are not limited to ergonomics. Contact Healthworks if you are interested in any of our training programs for yourself or your employees.