Office worker ergonomics
Safety+Health shares – in pictures – how the National Safety Council conducts ergonomics assessments of workers’ desks and chairs to help prevent MSDs.
Equipment regularly used by the employee should not require awkward postures or repetitive forceful motions. Commonly used items should be placed within easy reach of the employee.
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If an employee uses the phone for an average of one to two hours every day, provide a phone rest or headset.
An employee who uses the phone for an average of two or more hours every day should have a headset.
An ergonomic stapler helps reduce the amount of force required to staple papers together.
An anti-glare device on a computer monitor can help reduce eye strain. The monitor should be kept clean.
A floor mat allows for smoother movement of the chair.
Photos: Ian Palmer
Special thanks to Susan Evangelou and Al Legoo