WHAT IS ERGONOMIC DESIGN?
Ergonomics is the design of the workplace for optimal human efficiency and health.
It is the process of designing or arranging environments, products and systems so that they best fit the people who use them to minimise the risk of harm or injury. It is crucial for long term health, productivity, and workplace wellness.
Why is workplace ergonomics important?
Ergonomics helps prevent workplace aches and pains, many of which are musculoskeletal issues with the most common being neck, lower back and hip pain. As well as the need for movement throughout the day, when creating a space to work, desks, ergonomic chairs, monitors, keyboards and even lighting have to be taken into consideration.
Ergonomics within our daily lives whether that be working in an office environment, home or even a coffee shop, aims to create safe, comfortable, productive and lasting habits.