By Manu Nellutla. With the increased incidences in work-related musculoskeletal disorders across industry sectors, ergonomics has been identified as the best solution. A comprehensive ergonomics program requires participation from both the employer and the employee.
I present below a simple way of reminding employees how to reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. I call it the ‘Ten Commandments of Ergonomics’. These principles can be printed and kept at the desk or work station of the employee as a reminder.
I. Thou shall take micro-breaks at work
II. Thou shall keep everything within easy reach at work
III. Thou shall move, exercise and stretch
IV. Thou shall not use excessive force
V. Thou shall avoid static postures
VI. Thou shall maintain a comfortable environment
VII. Thou shall not perform repetitive work without breaks
VIII. Thou shall minimize fatigue
IX. Thou shall maintain neutral postures
X. Thou shall not stare into the computer screen for a long time
Manu Nellutla is the Director- Research, Programs and Development at the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC
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