Ergonomics: Ergonomic Basics

Ergonomics: Ergonomic Basics

Updated Apr 29, 2020

Believe it or not, you can sustain an injury on the job just from sitting at your desk. Workplace injuries aren't always the result of industrial accidents. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and muscle strains are among the most common causes of lost workdays. Much of this can be prevented with proper posture, proper hand alignment with the keyboard, and proper chair height, also known as "ergonomics." Employers are responsible for providing a safe working environment, and workplace ergonomics is a part of that. This course provides helpful information and guidelines to make your workplace more ergonomic.