5 Ergonomic Tips for Your Workstation
July 29, 2019
Ergonomics at the workplace reduces costs. By systematically reducing ergonomic risk factors, you can prevent costly MSDs. With approximately $1 out of every $3 in workers compensation costs attributed to MSDs. Not to mention, the more comfortable you are, the more productive you will be. SVSEQ offers a multitude of solutions for your workplace, office, and warehouse.
Keep Your Ears Above Your Shoulders
Your head weighs about 10 pounds. If your head is in not supported by your neck, and not in alignment with your spine, it will pull the muscles in your shoulders and your back. After 8 hours, or 40+ hours in a week, this will create a tremendous strain and discomfort. And continued for months and years, it can create chronic problems with your posture.
Keep Your Elbows Supported
Again, if your elbows are not supported, the weight of your arms will pull on your shoulders, back and neck throughout the day. Try this out: sit with your keyboard and mouse where you can use them with your elbows supported. Now remove the support and feel the difference.
Computer Screen at Eye Level
Any tilt in the neck will ask the muscles in your neck to take over. As noted, this can create chronic strain.
Take a Walk
Moving your body is a great way to reset your posture and your mind. You might even find that a solution to a work problem pops into your mind when you mix up your setting.
Get Up, Stand Up
At SVSEQ we have a variety of work stations for different applications with variable height adjustments. The take away here is that you don’t want to sit in the same position all day, everyday. Raise the desk, lower the desk. Go high, go low. Be dynamic.
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