Ergonomics, or “human engineering”, is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker. This optimum fit reduces the physical stress on the worker’s body by regularly varying the load borne by various muscle groups and by keeping the joints in proper alignment.
The benefits of sound ergonomics include improved worker productivity, fewer work-related injuries, reduced absenteeism, and better workplace morale.
A vital part of determining the optimum fit between a person and their work environment is to carefully assess the physical demands of the job, including all relevant cognitive, perceptual and environmental factors. Occupational Therapists are trained experts in this type of work.
Some examples of ergonomics include:
- Creating a proper seating position, for example at a computer workstation
- Maintaining proper body posture, for example while lifting or moving heavy objects
- Using adaptive equipment, for example an ergo easy sit/stand stool or an anti-fatigue mat for people working in positions that require prolonged standing
If you want help to improve the productivity and health of your valuable employees, call on Complete Rehab Solutions to customize and possibly secure funding for the best possible solutions. Please read the following article on the Importance of Ergonomic Assessments for more reasons to book an Ergonomic assessment today.
We provide our Ergonomic assessments in the following Lower Mainland areas: West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.