Humantech’s new office ergonomics infographic, 10 Reasons Why You Need Office Ergonomics, emphasizes the consequences of not having an office ergonomics program in three categories:
- Pain – Implementing an office ergonomics program can help reduce the job-related discomfort and pain experienced by up to one-half of office workers today. By providing employees with proper training in how to set up a workstation, along with the right tools and equipment, injury and illness rates decline and employees are more productive.
- Cost – Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for one-third of injury and illness costs in U.S. businesses. A workstation that is set up based on the user’s anthropometry promotes good “sitting hygiene” and eliminates the postures that lead to MSDs.
- Changing Trends – The workplace is constantly changing. With advances in technology, people are sitting more, working longer, and working from home and other non-office locations.
Effective ergonomics programs have been proven to substantially reduce work-related injury claims by managing these three elements. Download a PDF version.