What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of efficiency in one's working environment and the steps taken in order to ensure optimum productivity.

Why is it important to understand?

It is important to understand ergonomic principles and requirements to maintain a healthy working environment for the worker and the worker's equipment. It prevents work related injuries such as occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) and repetitive strain injury (RSI) and ensures ahealthy lifetime for computers and peripherals as well.

An Ergonomic workspace

The following image outlines some basic workspace requirements concerned with Ergonomics. Click a space to find out how to optimize it for the healthiest environment.

The Healthy worker

Click the circles to find out what YOU need to do each time you are at your workspace, in terms of positioning and exercises.