Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks. This is accomplished by designing tasks, work spaces, controls, displays, tools, lighting, and equipment to fit the employee´s physical capabilities and limitations.
The way we work and play has changed drastically over the last twenty years. Sedentary office work and use of computers, Internet, phones, etc. has definitely changed our work processes. Our "down time" and how we play has also changed, and we often spend additional non-work time on the computer surfing the Internet or texting friends. While this technology has done a lot to make our lives easier, it has also created new hazards. Physical symptoms of repetitive motion may include dry eyes, sore necks, backs, arms and hands. By focusing on basic ergonomic awareness and techniques, you can prevent discomfort. Please take time to review the ergonomic information below.