Everyday Ergonomics

We’re on a roll with another ergonomics post! Did you know 34% of workplace injuries are caused by bad ergonomics and that back strain accounts for 30% of all workplace injuries? Good ergonomics on the other hand can increase worker productivity by 11%! Since the average person sits for at least 9 hours per day, just a small change can have major benefits.

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Give Yourself an Ergonomics Makeover

Ergonomic techniques aim to assist in creating a more comfortable, safe and productive workspace.  Many workplace injuries can be avoided and prevention is essential to avoiding these injuries. Click on the image below for an overview of office ergonomics.


Your workstation layout and chair alignment can make a huge difference in your comfort and productivity.  Follow this interactive office ergonomics tutorial to learn how to properly adjust:

  • Chair Adjustment
  • Workstation Layout
  • Keyboard & Mouse Placement
  • Monitor & Document Placement
  • Laptop Computing

By learning how to properly set up your workstation you’ve effectively given your office an ergonomics makeover.  As a reminder, regardless of how perfectly ergonomic your workstation is, working in the same position or sitting still for long periods of time is not healthy. You should change your working position frequently throughout the day by taking a break, standing up, or taking a walk and stretching your arms, hands and fingers.