Do ergonomics help reduce stress in the workplace?

Absolutely! An ergonomically designed workplace is more than just an ergonomic chair and a height-adjustable desk. Of course ergonomic tools such as an ergonomic keyboard and ergonomic mouse do contribute. They make it possible to work without pain and help avoid tension and back problems. Ergonomic measures also help to avoid repetitive strain injury (RSI) by minimising repetitive movements.

But a pleasant working environment also contributes to ergonomics. That means aspects such as choosing the right lighting and avoiding noise pollution, as well as clear expectations from the boss and a realistic workload.

Creating a workplace that is ergonomic in every sense of the word greatly reduces stress. Clearly, you can never eliminate short-term stress, but that is not nearly as harmful as permanent stress. Is your company keeping an eye on every aspect of ergonomics? If you want the necessary ergonomic support for your staff, we will be happy to offer custom advice. Contact us using the contact form or on 0475 52 55 56.

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