Ergonomics (say "er-guh-NOM-iks") is the study of the kind of work you do, the environment you work in, and the tools you use to do your job. It is the science of making things fit people. Ergonomics uses knowledge from the fields of anatomy, mechanics, physiology, and psychology to utilize human energy most effectively. Something that is ergonomic is designed for safe, comfortable, and efficient use. For example, a computer keyboard with an ergonomic design is intended to help the user avoid carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist pain.
When your workstation is set up right, you may:
Be less likely to have problems such as headaches or eyestrain.
Reduce neck and back pain.
Prevent bursitis or tendon problems that are linked to doing the same task over and over (repetitive tasks).
It's common for injury and illness to happen at work. Both can cost you and your employer time and money. They can also affect how well you do your job.
Most on-the-job injuries are caused by:
The way you sit or stand (posture).
Bending over, lifting heavy objects, or using pressure or force.
Working with vibrating tools.
Office ergonomics can help you be more comfortable at work. It can help lower stress and injury caused by awkward positions and repetitive tasks. It focuses on how things are set up in your office work space, such as:
Your workstation setup, how you sit, and how long you stay in one position.
How you do a certain task, the kinds of movements you make, and whether you make the same movements over and over.
Your work area, including light, noise, and temperature.
The tools you use to do your job and whether they are set up to fit your needs.
Most injuries that happen at work are caused by physical stress and strain, such as sitting in the same position for a long time, making repetitive movements, and overuse. These injuries can cause stress and strain on your muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, blood vessels, and spine.
Symptoms can include pain in your: Back, Hand, wrist, or arms, Neck and shoulders.
You may be at greater risk for injuries at work if you have other health problems, such as arthritis or emotional stress.
If you've tried home treatment for several days in a row and it hasn't helped, call your doctor. You may need physical therapy or other treatment to prevent more injuries. To help prevent another injury, review your work area. Be sure it is set up in the best way possible to fit you and the job your are doing.Take a fertility test today