Ergonomics serve an important role in our daily work lives. The purpose of ergonomics in the workplace is to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform, and the equipment they use. This helps reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among your workforce. Read below for more information on how you can help your workers reduce the risk of these injuries. And, you can find more Ergonomics information in our ErgoMatters℠ section.

Ergonomics – Fitting the Job to the Worker

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for approximately one-third of all workplace injury and illness cases. Below you’ll find information on how Ergonomics helps your employees minimize the risk of these injuries.

Short Breaks, Stretching, & Moving Around Help Avoid Injuries
Staying in One Place All Day Isn’t Good For Your Back
Seated Postures

Office Ergonomics

It may seem hard to believe that sitting at a desk all day could lead to injuries – but it’s true. Check the content below to learn more about these injuries and ways to help prevent them from occurring in your workplace.

Office Safety
Choosing an Office Chair
Practicing the 20-20-20 Rule
Digital Eye Strain is a Real Headache

Did You Know?

Ergonomics also apply when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Further, ergonomics apply when you pick up a hammer or other hand tool, and even when you use your cellphone or tablet. See below for more information.

Tips for Improving Vehicle Ergonomics
Hand Tool Ergonomics
Texting Tenosynovitis (Blackberry Thumb)

Hotel/Motel Housekeeping Regulation

This past year, Cal/OSHA implemented a new law for the Hotel/Motel industry, specifically as relates to the safety of your housekeeping staff. Click below to read more about this new law, what it means to you, and how to involve your staff in the maintenance of your Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP).

Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Standard