A Guide To Ergonomics
Just a desk job? Working in an office day after day can have a bigger impact on our bodies than we may think. If you have experienced back pain, wrist pain or lack of mobility after a day at the office, it’s time for a change. One effective way that businesses and employees are combating the traditional “desk job” is with ergonomics. Take a look:
What is Ergonomics?
The ultimate goal of ergonomics is to scientifically design aspacethat accommodates a variety of human capabilities and prevents musculoskeletal limitations. There are many recent studies discussing the impact of ergonomics in relation to healthy work environments. Not only does an ergonomic space reduce discomfort, but it also increases efficiency and productivity.
The focus of Ergonomics is often the design of computer desks and chairs. While sitting at a desk is the “traditional” office setting, we now know that sitting all day is unhealthy. Ergonomics encourages balance between sitting and standing. At Omega Commercial Interiors, we offer a selection of standing desksand adjustable chairs that encourage movement.
Why Ergonomics for My Business?
It is estimated that one-third of your life will be spent working. Instead of sitting at a desk all day, ergonomics encourages healthy habits. Humanscale, the leader of office ergonomics, says applying ergonomics to a workplace has the ability to increase employee engagement, satisfaction and overall productivity. How can you incorporate ergonomics into your workplace? Start by swapping outold office furniture with adjustable task chairs and equipment, provide training to employees and offer workstation assessments.
At Omega Commercial Interiors, we are proud to offer a wide variety of office furniture and architectural products to help improve the ergonomics of your workspace. We have partnered with Humanscale, the pioneer of ergonomics, to provide our customers with the most innovative designs in ergonomics. To learn more about Humanscale products available at Omega Commercial Interiors, stop into our store located in Morgantown, West Virginia.