Since the spread of COVID-19 and the necessity of social distancing, many people are working from home and are in danger of developing health issues related to bad posture, wrong environment and poor equipment. But finding the correct home office setup presents challenging problems.
When setting up the home work environment it is important to implement ergonomics basics and, according to OSHA Computer Workstation eTool, it is helpful to understand the concept of neutral body positioning. The neutral body positioning is a comfortable working posture in which your joints are naturally aligned. Working in a natural position, reduces stress and strain on the muscles, tendons, and skeletal system and reduces your risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Despite working in the right position, it is also important to change posture, stand up and walk periodically.
The workstation components such as chairs, desks, monitors, keyboards and supports, will also take an important part to what comfortable and safe work means, exactly as work environment is fundamental to ensure comfort and productivity: eyestrain or headaches can be avoided with the right lighting and dry eyes and discomfort can be resolved with the correct ventilation and humidity levels.
Designing and organizing workstations to achieve maximum comfort, productivity and efficiency in the work environment is fundamental both if you are currently working from home or in your office. This is why Extraleap offers multiple courses designed to educate employers and employees to recognize the risks associated with poorly set up workstations. By evaluating and properly setting up their workstations, workers will reduce the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder and other health issues. Have a look at our courses and get started.
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