WHY ERGONOMICS MATTERS

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The company must have a strong bottom line. A productive, knowledgeable, and healthy staff affects that bottom line.

It’s important to personal health

While computers and laptops have become an essential part of our work and personal lives, we didn’t give a thought to the harmful effects of the long hours of computer use. Well we are now.

By not applying ergonomics to our computer or desk use, we are accelerating the aging in our bodies and getting old before our time. Those negative effects are slow to make themselves known, so we tend to ignore them until pains become chronic and unbearable.

Becoming knowledgeable about ergonomics and applying that knowledge will have benefits. You will be in better shape and health, become more effective and find working a more pleasant and enjoyable experience.

It’s important to a company’s bottom line

Ergonomic workstations improves concentrations of employees and hence a reduction in sick time. You’ll also save on their compensation claims.

According to Hugesoccupational.com, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified that Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders(WMSDs) are the single largest job-related injury and illness problems in the USA.

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders account for 34% of all reported illnesses and injuries, totally 626,000 days away from work. Carpal Tunnel Disorders are the single most common injury in the workplace.

The lack of Ergonomics in the workplace directly affects:

  • How much you spend on your employees’ long term health and safety
  • How much you spend on boosting employees’ and company morale
  • Turnover and absenteeism
  • Productivity and product quality
  • Compensation claims and lawsuits

Prevention is key, so where do you begin?

Do you know that when you sit, your back feels at least 2-3 times your body weight?

Chairs are a ‘modern’ invention and our bodies weren’t designed to sit down all day. Our eyes weren’t designed to stare at a computer screen for 8+ hours a day. Our wrists are not designed to twist when we mouse alot or type with our arms in a wide ‘L’ shape.We cannot ignore ergonomics without suffering consequences.

First, get the knowledge and understand the principles of Ergonomics.

Dunross Ergonomics provides personal and workplace training or can offer you our Dunross Video Training Series. Most assume that once they buy a product labelled “Ergonomic”, they indeed have an ergonomic workstation, but this is often misleading.

The chair you sit in is very important and a very important decision. Our Dunross Chair Rating System arms you with expert training on how to rate and choose a chair. You’ll get tool and examples on how to evaluate chairs before you buy.

For more information about the Dunross Video Training Series and the Dunross Chair Rating System, please contact us.