Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. With people living and working longer, we have to combat the foreseeable problems of an aging workforce. However, common injuries caused by poor ergonomic working conditions are not limited to the aging workforce. These injuries include, back pain, carpal tunnel, posture disorders, repetitive strain injury, tendinitis, eye strain, wrist pain etc.

Ergonomic Assessments

An ergonomic computer workstation is an area or piece of furniture designed to allow a person to use a computer in a way that is easy and will cause minimal strain on his or her body. This type of area can include standard types of furniture, such as a desk and chair, which are chosen or arranged in a way that is beneficial for a specific person to use for great lengths of time. An ergonomic computer workstation can also be a particular piece of furniture designed to reduce stress or strain on a person’s body while he or she is using a computer.

What is a Workstation?
A workstation is a computer that's designed for professional use by a single user. Though workstations are generally more powerful...

What is a Computer Workstation
A computer workstation is an ergonomically designed area of an office that includes a desktop computer system. Working at a normal...

Collecting and analyzing both subjective and objective data about the workplace will help to identify job hazards and mitigation opportunities. Knowing potential risks will help to prevent problems/injuries before they happen and reduce the potential for workplace injuries and provide a safer work environment for employees.

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