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The Importance of Office Ergonomics

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Ergonomics is an important consideration for the modern workplace that involves making certain that employee workspaces are set up in a manner appropriate for the work they are performing, as well as the environment in which they work and the tools that they use to perform their work.

Factors That Impact Ergonomics

Important ergonomic factors to consider include:

  • Work station set-up, including desk height and equipment arrangement
  • Chair quality, design and positioning
  • Work area temperature
  • Work area lighting
  • The types of tasks perform and how workers perform them
  • Whether workers make repetitive moments
  • Types of tools and equipment used to perform work


Problems Associated with Poor Ergonomics

WebMD points out that proper workplace ergonomics can have many positive impacts, including:
  • Increased comfort while working
  • Reduced likelihood of eyestrain
  • Reduced likelihood of headaches
  • Reduction in neck pain
  • Reduction in neck
  • Prevention of injuries and chronic conditions related to repetitive tasks
  • Reduced risk of certain types of work-related injuries


Let OEC Help

OEC can help make sure that your office is set up in a way to maximize proper ergonomic design. Don't make the mistake of ignoring ergonomic issues until after these types of problems have a negative impact on productivity or lead to occupational injuries or illnesses. Contact us today to schedule a member of the OEC team to perform an ergonomic audit of your work environment. We can advise you on the best options to provide ergonomic solutions specific to the needs of your company.

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