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How to Create Ergonomic Office Workstations

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in Employment Law,HR Management,Human Resources

White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007

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A properly designed office workstation can help prevent various strains, and repetitive-stress injuries that hurt employees' productivity and increase health insurance costs. Here are some suggestions for creating ergonomically correct seating, lighting, computers and more:

1. CHAIR

Potential Hazard: Improper size, shape, or choice of materials for the seat and backrest may result in uneven weight distribution, contact stress, decreased circulation to the extremities and awkward posture. Armrests that are too high or too low can produce awkward postures, create contact stress to the elbow, provide inadequate support and prevent the operator from moving close enough to the workstation.

Possible Solutions:

  • The seat and backrest of the chair should support a position comfortable posture that allows frequent changing of the seating.
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