3 months ago
Changes in the Workforce: The Impact of an Effective Ergonomics Workspace
With the recent shift to remote work for more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, there is a growing need for efficient and safe workspaces – this is where ergonomics comes into play. Ergonomics is the science of designing the job to fit the worker, instead of forcing the worker to fit the job. An ergonomic program will address:
- Engineering controls
- Administrative controls
- Work practices
- Personal protective equipment
- Devices that enable people and things to interact efficiently and safely
By taking ergonomics into consideration when setting up a workspace, it can help prevent injury and promote overall wellness. The typical office worker spends an average of 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen and more than 70 days sitting at a desk. As a result, nonfatal work injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $1 billion every week, leaving ample opportunity for both injury prevention solutions and cost-savings for employees and employers.
With COVID-19 as the catalyst, it’s expected that 25-30 percent of the workforce will work-from-home by the end of 2021. It’s imperative, now more than ever, to create an ergonomic workspace for you and your employees.
Download this ergonomic white paper to discover:
- Common workspace risk factors
- Address and prevent work-related injuries
- How to create a proper ergonomic workspace
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