National Ergonomics Month, Week 4 theme: Worker safety in any workplace
Supporting a productive, injury-free staff in any facility means equipping them with ergonomic tools that are adjustable and designed to accommodate the wide range of body sizes and shapes. Regardless of the workplace, ergonomists recommend equipping your facility or office with the following ergonomic solutions:
✓ Stools and Seating Durability, support, mobility, and maximum adjustability are required to accommodate staff of varying heights and weight.
✓ Sit/Stand Workcenters Accommodates staff of all heights and allows for seated work option too.
✓ Monitor Arms/Monitor Risers Allows for easy adjustability for each worker, helping to reduce eye and neck strain.
✓ Ergonomic Mouse Ergonomically designed computer mice and input devices help prevent fatigue from overuse and combat carpal tunnel syndrome by keeping hands and wrists in a natural position and arms relaxed.
✓ Keyboards & Keyboard Support Systems Ergonomic keyboard/keyboard trays adjustable to the correct height for each worker helps keep wrists straight and elbows open slightly beyond 90 degrees, whether sitting or standing.
✓ Task lighting Accurately reading reports and other paper documents require optimum task-specific light without the glare and reflection caused by overhead lighting schemes.
✓ Anti-fatigue Matting Reduces standing fatigue, improves productivity, and helps prevent slips and falls.