Ergonomics is the relationship between comfort and efficiency. Effective ergonomics can lead to less injury in the office workplace and higher employee satisfaction. The way we sit, move and spend our day always needs to be assessed and developed to maximise productivity while enhancing health.
Here are some tips on ergonomics that employees should be made aware of:
- Have the computer monitor just below eye level and adjust the screen to eliminate glare from windows and lights
- The centre line of the keyboard should be level with the height of your elbow and tilted back slightly to that wrists remain flat
- Use an adjustable chair and get comfortable with the adjustment settings – it’s also important to upgrade furniture regularly
Ensure staff are informed about effective ergonomics. It’s best to prevent health and safety issues before they arise. If you want more information about workplace health and safety, visit www.acc.co.nz.