Ergonomics may be described as human engineering which is the technique of transferring the work environment as per the human body and needs for the comfortable working atmosphere. Poor work environment can create lots of physical problems such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain etc. The main purpose of using ergonomic techniques is to avoid these painful situations. You simply need to have your workplace get ergonomically organized.
Professional occupational therapists also recommend people to change their spaces and working equipments to ergonomically preferable ones. Even they suggest some of them too such as ergonomic chair, ergonomic mouse, keyboards. It increases the productivity and health of employees. So its good for employers too as they get more results in the same time. In some organizations where ergonomic assessment has not been done, lots of employees use uncomfortable office equipments, such as not suitable chairs. It can a huge problem on one’s body. It can create bad posture and hence can produce back pains and other body aches. For this they have to go to occupational therapists for help. Ergonomic products recommended, sometimes are not very comfortable, as first these don’t get fit into the posture. But these help in long term.
Ergonomic assessment is done as per your business requirement. In this each and every thing which is connected to ergonomic techniques will be monitored. From furniture to seating arrangements, employee desks, common places of seating or standing used by employees. Employees can be asked to fill some checklists to get the better idea about the arrangement going on. After it has been assessed, a report will be generated and will be presented before the citing management for approval. Once approved, ergonomically changes will be implemented starting from small ones like improving employee behavior, sitting, postures and then seating arrangements and then the ergonomic products will be placed for better co-ordination.
Ergonomics is a scientific technique which has been researched over the years on the workplace and home environments for the perfectly placement of each and every thing in the space there. Its a way of organizing the things in the space wherever you work or live as per your human body’s comfort and need so that body doesn’t have to get into unnecessary stress or strain on its parts to do the required work. That is why assessing your native environment ergonomically gives a real boost to your health, productivity and life.
Source by Ron Barkley