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Breaking Your Back - Workplace Ergonomics

April 19, 2013
Breaking Your Back - Workplace Ergonomics


If you've ever had the experience of working eight hours at a poorly designed workstation, then you understand all too well the importance of ergonomics! Ergonomics is simply the study of people at work. Reducing injuries that occur from working in bad positions, performing repetitive tasks, or straining the same muscles is the main goal. Through the proper design of office furniture, lighting, and other equipment great strides can be made to improve the quality of work and the health of the people performing the work.
Ergonomically correct designs are critical to the ongoing success and profitability of the business as well. It's effect, whether positive or negative, on employees and the overall happiness in the workplace can greatly impact a business. Taking the time to set things up properly, and using adjustable options whenever possible, is the first step. Keep in mind that each person is different in size, shape, and physical capabilities, so acquiring adjustable office furniture for example, is really important.
Investing in well made, well fitted designs also sends the message to your employees that you value them. If attracting and keeping skilled workers, who work hard for your company is important, then do yourself a favor, and provide a great working environment! Here's a few tips for getting outfitted with the right stuff:
        Remember that its an investment
It is worth the up-front cost when you consider the impact it has on your employees' ability to perform. Comfortable and supportive positions can boost the productivity as well as the quality of the work.
        Reduce distractions
Workers who are uncomfortable, or in pain are in a state of distraction. This puts them and those around them at a higher risk for accidents. If you are working with dangerous machinery, this could cost someone their life. If you are working in an office, this can cost you dollars in the form of errors or poor judgement.
        Health risks
People who work in static positions for long periods of time are at increased risk for injury. A NIOSH Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors study outlines multiple factors that contribute to workplace injury.
Finding quality products that will last and add beauty along with function can be a challenge. Here at Crites & Riddell we understand that you probably have many different employees, and are looking for a cost effective solution that will improve the ergonomics in your workplace and not break the bank. Call us or send us an email and we can help you choose from our selection of office furniture and supplies or guide you through our custom made options.
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