Why Every Office Should Consider Ergonomic Assessment
April 13, 2017
Currently, one out of every three dollars spent on worker’s compensation claims are for musculoskeletal disorders. This cost could be greatly reduced by one word: ergonomics. Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products, and systems so they fit the people using them. It aims to improve these spaces to minimize the risk of harm.
Higher risks can come from repetitive, high force movements and/or extreme posture. While these injuries may not be immediately apparent or symptomatic, they can cause extensive health issues for employees and result in long-term complications. Employers may be liable for long-term damages if a court determines they could have prevented the damage. To protect your business and safeguard employees, an ergonomic assessment is a wise choice.
There are many benefits to having an ergonomic assessment. If you decide to pursue an one for your business, contact Douron today. Having a workspace that reduces strain on your personnel provides many benefits, such as:
- Improved productivity. Good posture, less exertion, and fewer motions make workstations more efficient. Employees typically work better and more if they’re comfortable.
- Improved quality. Poor worksite design can lead to fatigued, frustrated, and pained personnel. This type of employee is less likely to produce a quality product. Therefore, an ergonomic assessment could improve the quality and consistency of productivity.
- Improved employee engagement. Ergonomic improvements at the office can reduce employee fatigue and discomfort. This can result in less turnover, decreased absenteeism, improved morale, and increased employee involvement. Workers are more likely to stay at their jobs if they’re comfortable doing them.
- A safety-minded culture. Improving office ergonomics is quickly and positively recognized by employees. Workers appreciate their employers taking an obvious, vested interest in their health and wellbeing. By emphasizing the importance of comfort and safety, business owners create a company culture that recognizes the importance of safety. This leads to better performance.
With amazing cost savings, improved productivity and quality, and better employee functioning, an ergonomic assessment makes sense for your bottom line. The ergonomic experts at Douron are here to help. Contact us for an assessment today, and put our premier office design team on your side.