It’s a fact: when we feel safe and are comfortable, we’re able to think more clearly and perform tasks more efficiently. Sadly, however, numerous workers in offices, industrial facilities, healthcare settings, and even business travelers working on the go, still suffer from bad posture and pain caused by poorly designed workplaces and products.
The Solution: Ergonomics
The good news is that these painful, costly injuries are preventable in most cases with simple, ergonomic solutions. Supportive, easy-to-use ergonomic products and accessories play an essential role in supporting the overall health and safety of workers in any workplace and provide the following benefits:
- Improved comfort
- Increased productivity
- Improved morale
- Reduced costs associated with injury and downtime
Ergonomic Products are Mutually Supportive
It is important to note that ergonomic products best support a person’s health and comfort when integrated with other ergonomic tools and accessories. Thus, if any one of the key ergonomic components is missing or not used properly, the benefits of the others will likely be compromised.
You may have the latest standing desk or the best ergonomic chair available, but you may not be maximizing the benefits. For example, your keyboard might rest high on top of your desk, or your monitor may not be at your ideal viewing height, so you have to hunch forward to reach for the keyboard or strain your eyes to see the monitor. This essentially cancels out any benefits from standing work or the support of your ergonomic chair.