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Ergonomics in the Workplace

23 Oct 2017

Definition of Ergonomics: the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.

 

As the number of employees who work in an office environment increases, both at their company and at co-working spaces, so do the number of common office injuries.

 

This is because many businesses do not consider the workplace environment. 

 

In recent years, having an optimal work environment has become as important as an employee’s remuneration package. Employees require the reassurance their work environment is not detrimental to their health and wellbeing.  

 

Ergonomics takes into account a variety of different workplace conditions, including:

  • Workstation design

  • Seating structure

  • Temperature

  • Lighting

  • Noise

  • Shift Work.

In the past, musculoskeletal disorders were reported in large numbers. Since companies have received more information over the last several years about how to set up a more ergonomically-correct environment for their employees, injuries are now declining.
 

There are many benefits to ensuring that your workplace is ergonomically friendly:

  • the health of the workers,

  • higher level of productivity and focus of workers, and

  • long-term cost savings to the business, due to decrease in workers compensation claims.

It’s time you took Ergonomics in the Workplace seriously and make sure that your employees are working at their optimal performance.

 

To find out more about the benefits of ergonomics in your workplace, contact us today: contact@safehands.net.au 

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