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Ergonomic Injuries

The ergonomic injuries account for one out of every three lost workdays.

What is ergonomic?

"Ergonomics is designing a job to fit the worker, making the work safer and more efficient."

Ergonomic Hazards

The postures

  • Use a chair that provides good back support and sit against the back of the chair.
  • Lower the chair, adjust the foot ring, or get a footrest if their feet dangle.
  • Tilt the seat forward or use a seat wedge in a forward posture; do not jut their chin forward when working. Adjust the position of their work, the work surface, or the chair so they sit in an upright, supported position.
  • Use supportive shoes and cushioned mats if required to stand for long periods.
  • Keep Frequently used supplies within close reach.
  • Wear closed toes shoe and not the flip flops to support the bottom of the feet

Keep arms and Hands Relaxed.

To avoid ergonomic-related risk factors, workers should be encouraged to:

  • Keep their shoulders relaxed and their elbows close to their sides when working.
  • Maintain neutral wrist and arm postures when working; work with their wrists in a neutral or straight position as if they were shaking hands with someone.
  • Sit close to their work area, keep objects close and adjust their chair to match the height of the bench.
  • Avoid repetitive or forceful twisting and turning motions

Desk fit exercise can reduce and prevent ergonomic injury.