You’ve likely heard a lot of references to ergonomics and the ergonomic workstations around your office without much thought for what that really means.
The term “ergonomics” refers to the design of the work environment—so it fits and flatters the abilities of the worker, while supporting his or her limitations. The overarching objective of ergonomics is to create a comfortable and safe work environment for utmost efficiency with less fatigue, distress, and injury.
With that in mind, here are seven ergonomic tips to help improve your workstation while avoiding injury…
1. Ergonomic Seating
Does your desk chair have back support? How about neck support? The position of your head as you sit typing at your computer all day long is very important. For instance, the full weight of your head should lie directly above the neck so it’s supported in its entirety. If you tend to jut or crane your head forward as you work, ask for a chair with neck support to take some of the disproportioned weight off so that you don’t end up with a neck strain or injury.