What You Should Know About Proper Workplace Ergonomics
Proper workplace ergonomics is important for every business and employee to understand. Repetitive stress and limited movement lead to more than 380,000 work injuries every year according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which leads to expenses for worker’s compensation totaling more than $15 billion. At Family Life Chiropractic in Clearwater, we work to help you understand how proper lifting, posture, and conscious effort will help mitigate the effects and hopefully prevent work injury.
Why is Proper Workplace Ergonomics Important?
Most American workers (50-70%) spend most of their day sitting at a computer or in a state of limited movement. Combined with chronic stress, this sedentary lifestyle contributes to health challenges. As your Clearwater chiropractor, our goal is to be proactive in raising awareness about proper workplace ergonomics. Here are a few tips.
- Adjust your chair to ensure that your feet rest comfortably on the floor, with your hips aligned with your knees.
- Use a headset to prevent unnecessary strain on your neck when making phone calls.
- Keep your mouse right next to your keyboard.
- Avoid glare by adjusting the light source to be at the side of your monitor.
- Be aware of your posture, and adjust your alignment is you are not centered in front of your keyboard.
We want to help you understand how important proper lifting, avoiding limited movement, and addressing chronic stress will be to your health.
Next Step: Schedule Your Chiropractor Appointment About Workplace Ergonomics
At Family Life Chiropractic, in Clearwater, we welcome the opportunity to further discuss proper workplace ergonomics as part of a chiropractor appointment. The reason for your visit may be inspired by pain or work injury, so we first ask for your medical history and the reason for your visit. We also ask specific questions that relate to your activity level and your workplace routine.
Our goal is to determine the lifestyle- and work-related habits that may be contributing to pain, repetitive stress, or discomfort. We walk you through recommendations about posture and other tips to improve your overall positioning and activity levels, but we also answer your questions and discuss what (if any) treatment options might help to address the discomfort or pain. Our goal is to help improve how you feel, so your work performance will be positively affected as well.