Biomechanics & Safety

Office Ergonomics

Good ergonomics is essential to productivity and health. All enterprises, regardless of their size or the nature of their business, should strive to create ergonomically sound office workspaces. Keeping your valuable employees comfortable at work isn't just about compliance, it's also good for business

What is Office Ergonomics?

Office ergonomics applies engineering principles to the interaction of humans and their office workspaces. The appropriate application of these principles can have substantial positive effects on the comfort and usability of today’s workspaces. Ergonomic interventions have been shown to reduce pain, improve efficiency, and increase employee retention. ESi can ensure that office workspace investments are directed toward the changes that will yield the greatest ergonomic benefits.

Custom Solutions to Suit Individual Needs

Using ergonomic office equipment that best fits your working style can help prevent injury and aid recovery. No two people are alike, and it’s important to account for personal differences in anthropometry, vision, physical condition and personal preference. ESi understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach and works with individuals to account for specific needs and provides recommendations that will contribute to their health and wellbeing. The vast selection of office equipment touted as "ergonomic" can make it hard to know where to start. ESi consultants provide an expert and unbiased perspective to ensure a comprehensive and science-based approach to finding the right ergonomic solutions for a particular environment.

Office Ergonomic Assessments
Each individual evaluation includes:

  • A comprehensive pre- and post-assessment survey to validate that all problem areas are identified and addressed.
  • A 30-60 minute on-site evaluation tailored to each individual.
  • A formal written summary report with guidance on optimal office layout, equipment arrangement, furniture adjustment and more.
  • A follow-up on-site evaluation to manage any remaining concerns.
  • Professional advice to identify cost-effective implementation strategies.

Office Layout and Furnishings
For new offices, moves or renovations, ESi staff can provide:

  • Appropriate and adjustable furniture and accessories
  • Computer peripherals (monitors, keyboards, etc.) to facilitate comfort and ease of use
  • Telecommunications and power input positioning
  • Accommodations tailored to specific individuals

 

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