No one should have to work in pain.
Repetitive strain injuries are common with computer use if the workstation and equipment are not set up to fit the individual.
The human body is designed to move.
Prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, which can be mitigated by incorporating movement breaks throughout the workday.
The workstation should fit like it was made just for you.
Ergonomic workstation design fosters wellness and engagement, leading to a higher level of worker performance and satisfaction.
In the past few years, the traditional workplace has been turned upside down with an increasing number of employees working remotely. However, home offices, co-working spaces and cafes, all present an injury prevention challenge to the employee and employer alike.
Whether you commute to an office, work remotely or a combination of both, an improper workstation setup can lead to many issues, such as physical discomfort, fatigue and a decrease in productivity. If you've ever experienced neck pain while hunching over your laptop or an achy back from sitting all day without taking breaks, then you know firsthand how a poorly designed workstation can affect your quality of life.
Ergonomic Angle was founded to help educate and advise computer users on creating a workspace that decreases the risk of injury and optimizes comfort and performance for students, remote workers and office employees.
Ergonomic principles are used to find an individualized fit of your workspace (chair, desk, equipment, lighting etc.) to accomplish your daily work tasks more effectively and support your well-being. Contact me to learn more on how ergonomics can help you avoid injury and get you more comfortable at your workspace.
How Can Ergonomics Prevent Injury?
Optimize the existing setup
Sara R. was experiencing neck pain working at her computer. Her duties included transcribing data from spreadsheets. Sara wears bifocal lenses and viewing the screen through the bottom half of her glasses made it difficult to perform her work without craning her neck back in an awkward position. Adjustments made to her workstation like lowering her monitor and tilting her screen eliminated her discomfort.
Improve work habits
Theresa M., a receptionist, was experiencing low back pain during her shift. Although her workstation setup was ergonomically correct, it was observed that she bent over frequently to obtain charts from a lower shelf. After identifying this repetitive task, simple modifications were made to her work environment. The charts were relocated to a waist height shelf, and she was educated on the use of correct body mechanics to prevent further injury.
Find the right fit
Martha K. is a parent of an active home schooled third grader. Her son was complaining of hand pain while using the computer to complete homework. After assessing his workspace, recommendations were
made to obtain a computer mouse to fit his smaller hand grip, and trial alternative seating options to incorporate movement during the school day.