Office Ergonomics

Statistics reveals..

  • The average adult now spends 50-70% of the day sitting at work. (source)
  • 35.7% of all adults in the United States are obese. (source)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders account for about one-third of all injury and illness costs of U.S. businesses. (source)
  • Our nation’s poor health is causing health care costs to grow at an unsustainable rate, quickly outpacing average household income. (source)

Clearly, the sedentary lifestyles of many of today’s workers are posing serious health challenges and costs to people and businesses across the country but smart companies are meeting these challenges head on with a proactive approach. Part of this approach is to implement an office ergonomics program. When the incompatibilities between the work and the worker are removed, it allows for maximum safe work performance. Ergonomic risk factors are removed and the worker achieves maximum productivity. For these reasons, we often say that ergonomics is good for business and great for people.

Register with Optima Health Physio Consult to take advantage of our ergonomics health package opportunity.

A systematic ergonomics improvement process improves work site design, removing risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal injuries and allows for improved human performance and productivity. Our corporate services offer a perfect way to allow organisations and their employees to be assessed at their work stations to improve office productivity and save on unnecessary travel time and resources for therapy/ treatment.

This course will help you to understand how to set up an office work space that is safe, healthy and productive. It will also outline how to ensure that a safe office environment is maintained at all times.

During this office ergonomics course, employees will learn about:

  • Common health risks that can occur in an office environment.
  • Best practices for setting up office equipment such as chairs and computer screens.
  • How to manage issues caused by noise, lighting and temperature of the room.
  • How to structure work breaks so that the risk of injury and illness is reduced.
If organizing a group booking or onsite training contact us for registration. We will be happy to work-out customized packages for your organization or employees.

Our Chartered Physiotherapist with certified health safety and environmental personnel are experts at identifying workplace risk factors and implementing low-cost, high-impact solutions.