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What Are Workplace Ergonomics? (In 100 Words or Less)

What’s so important about moving correctly and having proper posture?

In simple terms, workplace ergonomics is the science of fitting a workplace to the user’s needs. The purpose of ergonomics is to reduce discomfort, and ultimately increase efficiency and productivity.

‍In an office job or a work-from-home setup, ergonomics are important considerations. But in a fast-paced, physically demanding job at a warehouse or manufacturing facility, ergonomics should be at the forefront of employer concerns.

‍Poor ergonomics have long-term effects that can sideline an employee indefinitely and threaten their livelihood. These injuries are expensive, too, so it’s important that workplaces invest in reducing them.

For information on how to reduce ergonomic injuries, check out our blog.

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Alec Chapman | Associate, Marketing

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