|Ergonomics FAQs |
HOW WILL IT HELP ME?
Ergonomic workstation evaluations help employers recognize problems with a the layout or design that may be contributing to an employee's physical discomfort. As part of my evaluation, I observe the worker in their work environment as they perform various tasks. Then determine if any specific methods or habits are major contributors to postural strain. Adaptive measures, or changes in the employee's work methods that will help reduce musculoskeletal stress, will be recommended. Evaluations can lead to solutions that improve the employee's productivity, comfort and morale.
Every year, more workers lose time from work because of repetitive strain disorders, back and neck injuries. Employers are increasingly turning to ergonomics to reduce the cost of workers' compensation claims and lost productivity. LWC's Ergonomic Evaluation offers flexibility in selecting the solution that's right for each business. I can provide cushions and props to make adjustments to existing furniture and equipment, or I can suggest resources where new and better designs can be purchased.
People who work at a desk or computer for several hours a day may develop physical problems related to their jobs for many reasons. Workstations may be poorly designed and can cause physical problems, or some jobs may require repetitive performance of tasks. In many cases, employees have physical conditions that place them in a high-risk category, making them more susceptible to injury in the presence of a less than ideal set up. But in every case, the relationship between desk, chair, keyboard and monitor must be adjusted to fit the physical proportions of the individual at that work station.