ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergonomics experts at Humantech, Inc. released a new e-book, Five Steps to Improve Ergonomics in the Office. Awkward postures and misuse of common office tools, including computers, laptops, tablets, and phones can cause a plethora of ergonomic injuries. This 20-page e-book outlines the ergonomic principles that will help you establish a productive, comfortable, and safe place to work, resulting in fewer injuries and illnesses. It can be downloaded free of charge at Humantech.com.
Designing the workplace to accommodate all workers does not have to be difficult. Understanding the principles of office ergonomics and creating a workplace in which people can succeed are all it takes. This e-book will help you
- Identify poor ergonomic conditions at your workstation
- Improve on-the-job comfort and productivity
- Identify signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries
- Perform work in a safe manner
- Reduce work-related injuries and illnesses and the associated costs
Understanding office ergonomics is the first step to improving ergonomics in the office. It is a fact that if people perform well, so does the organization, and if people perform poorly, the organization will too. Providing people with the proper tools and equipment to do their jobs well is the definition of ergonomics. Understanding ergonomic injuries (Step 2), and recognizing the signs and symptoms of an injury, are key to early diagnosis and treatment. Ergonomic injuries do not happen overnight. These types of injuries, known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), result from gradual exposure to risk factors. Step 3 outlines a process to help you to identify and address ergonomic challenges. This step includes the four elements of setting up an ergonomics workstation (Four Points of Contact™). Proper workstation setup must come with proper equipment, so in Step 5, you will learn how to select the right equipment. There is an abundance of office products labeled "ergonomic," and choosing the right piece can seem overwhelming. Key features to look for when purchasing workstation items, such as chairs, keyboards, monitors, and lighting, are the focus.
Applying the principles and guidelines in this e-book will put you on the path to maintaining a healthy and productive office environment.
For over 30 years, global companies have relied on Humantech for workplace improvements. By combining the science of ergonomics and our unique 30-Inch View®—where people, work, and environment intersect—we deliver practical solutions that impact safety, quality, and productivity. At Humantech, we believe people make productivity happen. For more information about our portfolio of products and services or the 30-Inch View, visit www.humantech.com.
SOURCE Humantech, Inc.