Musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, muscle strains and lower back injuries affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons, according to OSHA. But practicing good ergonomics can help prevent workers from acquiring MSDs.
With the holiday season underway, people are feeling festive – including at work. But whether you’re decorating your cubicle or taking part in the office potluck, safety should always remain a top priority.
For workers who live close enough to the office to commute by bike, the benefits can be great. Biking to work is good exercise, you save money at the gas pump and – by ditching your vehicle – you’ll be helping the environment.
A spider shimmies down a thread of web directly in front of your face. A cockroach scuttles across your keyboard. A mouse darts underneath the office refrigerator. Sound familiar? If so, then your workplace may have a pest problem.
Olympia, WA – Workers are spending more time on computers and, as a result, the percentage of office workers with musculoskeletal issues is increasing, according to an ergonomics evaluation study conducted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.