Ergonomics can be best described as simply fitting a job to a person.
People can be exposed to risk factors in the workplace that can increase the possibility of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Risk factors include performing the same or similar tasks repetitively, working in awkward body postures, and doing a task that puts excessive pressure on muscles and joints.
We can help you reduce the opportunity for MSDs, help lessen muscle fatigue, and increase productivity. You can control risk factors by adjusting your workstation, varying work positions, reducing continuous or repetitious actions, and periodically stretching throughout the day.
Use the following tips to set up your computer workstation properly:
If you use a laptop regularly, there are precautions you should take: