What is office ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker. Office is often considered as our second home as many people spend most of their time in their workplace every day. Hence, our work and working environment should be ergonomically designed to match the worker’s capacity and limitation. This can help to improve the work efficiency, productivity and the workers’ health. Some of the causes of office injuries include repetitive movement, sitting in a fixed position for too long and overuse.
What are some of the common office injuries?
Poor workplace design or work environment might lead to the following problem:
-Musculoskeletal problem such as muscle strains and carpal tunnel syndrome
-Eye irritation or poor vision
-Stiff neck and shoulders
Treatment and prevention
Step 1: Move close to object and bend your knees to pick object up.
Step 2: Grasp object firmly and hold it close to your body
Step 3: Lift the object by straightening legs. Keep the back straight
Step 4: Have a firm grip on the object before moving off.
Office ergonomics can play a large role in the health of your spine and joints in the long run when you are at work, at Acumed Singapore, there are dedicated doctors who also specialize in joints that can advise on the good posture habits to adopt a work.
*This articles in no way represent the medical advices of Acumed Medical Group and is intended solely for blogging purposes