Many office workers will be able to relate to the neck, shoulder, and wrist pains. Most of the time, this is due to poor ergonomics in their workstation. Ergonomics studies people’s interaction with the work environment; ergonomic products limit the risk of injury by adjusting the workstation to the worker. The three key elements of office ergonomics are:
When sitting, your chair should support your back, and allow the feet to be placed flat on the floor, with the thighs parallel. Arms should rest lightly on the armrests and allow the shoulders to be relaxed. Ergonomic products can fix issues with posture. Footrests will be useful when feet cannot be flat, and sit to stand workstations can adjust the table height for better posture.
Monitors should be placed directly in front of you, and right behind your keyboard, at approximately one arm’s length (70-90cm). The top of the screen should be just below eye level. Ergonomic products such as monitor arms can ensure correct and easily adjustable monitor placement.
The desk used should have adequate space for your legs to fit under it with your chair at the appropriate height. If this is not the case, then a sit to stand workstation can remedy the issue. Items on the desk should be arranged to reduce straining and reaching, common items such as pens and telephones should be within easy arm’s reach.
Workplace injury from poor ergonomics can be very costly to a company, greatly lowering worker productivity. This will directly lose value from the business. Investing in sit to stand workstations, monitor arms and other ergonomic products are a great idea for any office. DPG formfitting can supply all these ergonomic needs for your office, find out more on our website or contact us today!