Ergonomics

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.

Help your workers reduce the risk of these injuries by building your own ergonomic plan:

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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.

Additional Rest Breaks Show Reduction in Fatigue and Injury
Short Breaks, Stretching, & Moving Around Help Avoid Injuries
Seated Postures

Watch Your Back

Back pain is one of the leading reasons why people miss work. And, it’s a risk factor present in just about every line of work. See the links below for information on how to help your employees avoid back pain.

Back Injuries – Get Your Workers Back in Control
Don’t Take Back Problems Sitting Down
Staying in One Place All Day Isn’t Good For Your Back
More information back injury prevention

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

Don’t Forget to Stretch

You may think stretching is only needed if you’re going to work out or run a marathon. Whether you work in an office or in the field, stretching helps relieve muscle tension and prepare you for physical activity.

Stretches for Agricultural Workers   English  |  Spanish
Stretches for Construction Workers   English  |  Spanish
Stretches for Healthcare Workers   English  |  Spanish
Stretches for Office Workers   English  |  Spanish
Stretches for Workers   English  |  Spanish