Creating a Healthier Environment for your Staff with Workplace Ergonomics

Dangerous working conditions and occupational hazards are not just present in labor-intensive industries anymore. Strangely enough, even when an employee is just sitting on a chair while doing work, there are certain dangers he or she might face.

Years ago, various technological advancements brought computers into the workplace. They made tasks easier to accomplish, and perhaps caused a dramatic shift in how office workers approached their everyday jobs. However, technology also brought along inherent risks to office workers’ health and well-being… They became less inclined to stand up, more likely to engage in repetitive actions, and ultimately, increasingly prone forgetting about proper working posture.

This norm has made ergonomics, or the study of people in a working environment, an important aspect when modeling today’s office workplaces. Good office ergonomics entails designing work environments specifically for people – so that they might work efficiently, while at the same time, avoid discomfort and prevent injury.

Whether you work in a private office or a flexible workspace, ergonomics should be of top concern. Healthy employees correlate with increased productivity, fewer absences and a happier state of mind. This includes everyone in the workforce… From in-house talent, to external staff leasing, made available via agencies and independent contractors. Compliments of Figari, the following infographic digs deeper into the topic of workplace ergonomics and its effects on business success. More >>