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.
A full assessment
This pictorial focuses on the chair and desk of an office workstation. A full ergonomics assessment also takes into account the following:
- Office temperature and humidity
- Space for the worker to change position
Workers should be encouraged to report any workstation-related headaches, pain or discomfort to a supervisor.
- OSHA’s evaluation checklist
- Adjusting an employee’s chair
- Ergonomic sitting postures
- Wrist and palm supports
- ANSI/HFES 100-2007
- OSHA purchasing guide for ergonomic solutions
- 25 steps to a safer office
Anything to add?
How does your office conduct ergonomics audits? Tell us about it by adding a comment below.