Join us for our next iteration of the WDMBI's Expert Advice series featuring Jamie VanPelt of Humanscale. Jamie will be talking all things ergonomics and how designing healthy work environments leads to higher productivity and employee satisfaction.
Today’s modern workplace is dominated by an increasing presence of technology. Employees spend much of their time answering emails, writing reports, and participating in web conferences—all of which require prolonged periods of computer use. For the average worker, this has led to an increase in musculoskeletal complaints such as eyestrain, lower back pain and wrist discomfort.
Ergonomics is the applied science of fitting the physical environment to the worker. When ergonomic design principles are applied to a space, employee comfort improves, risk of injury decreases, and worker efficiency is enhanced.