Ergonomics

Ergonomics, the science of work, is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products, and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Ergonomics promotes a holistic approach to plan the operations of the workplace and to design work tasks so that they can be done fluently, safely,…

Strengthen knowledge and skills

All ergonomics counselling and training is recommended to be provided by an ergonomics specialist. Means Description Ergonomics education Training employees to perform their work ergonomically, for example, by adopting a healthy working posture and lifting technique and by learning to adjust and ergonomically use available equipment, such as height-adjustable desks,…

Create supportive working environment

Physical environment Means Description Shared responsibility to tidy up Involving all employees in creating comfortable working environment so that teams take the responsibility to tidy up common working spaces on alternate weeks Ergonomic equipment Introducing ergonomic equipment to prevent and reduce musculoskeletal problems. Examples of such equipment are adjustable chairs,…

Adopt wellbeing-fostering policies

Means Description Smart planning of operations Designing the operations of the workplace smartly by: planning who does what and how reducing overlapping work, meaning the same work done by several employees (unless appropriate) improving flow of information within the workplace ensuring that personal, team, and organisational level goals are clearly…