The Benefits of an Ergonomic Workstation

What is ergonomic?

Medical Dictionary definition: The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.

Ergonomic. (n.d.). The American Heritage┬« Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Retrieved December 09, 2013, from Dictionary.com website.

workstationA workstation is typically where one person works at a particular task or operation. An office desk could be considered a personal workstation. For the use in a manufacturing environment what choices are available? Usually just a run of the mill wooden desk or stamped steel table is converted for use. This is usually far from optimal for the task(s) being performed at the station. Continue reading “The Benefits of an Ergonomic Workstation”

5 Tips to Better Ergonomics in the Workplace

Aluminum deskTo put it simply, ergonomics is the study of efficiency in working environments. The goal of ergonomics is to find a balance between you and your work condition. More specifically, one that not only keeps you safe and comfortable but also limits work-related injuries. A recent study demonstrates the more hours a day you sit, the greater your likelihood of dying an earlier death. Therefore, good ergonomics can improve your health and overall quality of life at work. Continue reading “5 Tips to Better Ergonomics in the Workplace”