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Office worker ergonomics

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:

  • Lighting
  • Office temperature and humidity
  • Noise
  • Space for the worker to change position

Workers should be encouraged to report any workstation-related headaches, pain or discomfort to a supervisor.

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