Safety Tip - Ergonomics

Safety Tip - Ergonomics

Avoid joint and muscle pain by learning about the principles of effective ergonomic practices in the workplace

Vivid Learning
Updated Aug 24, 2018

If you've been experiencing pain in your joints and muscles, it could be due to poor ergonomics.

We’ve all heard that word Ergonomics before, but what does it actually mean? Well, ergonomics is a science that deals with designing the work environment for natural interaction, to reduce stress and eliminate injuries associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks.

Did you know: 1.5 million workplace injuries are reported each year, and about half are directly attributed to poor ergonomics...

Professions at risk for ergonomic injuries include assembly line workers, utility workers, and office workers, but any worker with repetitive, physical tasks is thought to be susceptible. 

Ergonomics aims to make the job fit the person, not the other way around.