Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between, their tasks, their equipment and their work environment. The objective is to fit the job and tools to the worker, not the worker to the job and tools. When the physical requirements of the job exceed the capacities of the individual, Musculoskeletal Disorders can occur. Millions of workers suffer from disorders caused by seemingly harmless risk factors found in the office environment. An ergonomically correct work station, using proper posture, and following best safety practices contributes to a safe and healthy office environment.
MSD's are the result of repeated exposure to risk factors. Exposure can occure over months or even years before symptoms appear. MSD's are also referred to as Repetitive Motion Injuries, Cummulative Trauma Disorders or Repetitive Stress and Strain Injuries.
They are injuries to the: muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, cartilage, and spinal disks.
Five Risk Factors that can contribute to MSD's: static posture, awkward posture, repetition, compression and force.
Workstation Analysis: risk assessment for MSD’s, RSI and CTS. Provide individual training during fact-finding photo analysis. The analysis includes recommendations, corrections of workstation & worktool position if applicable during assessment, detailed report, and follow-up of recommendations.