Every day we use our bodies and minds to work and play. It doesn’t matter if we perform routine tasks or occasionally push ourselves to the limit to get the job done. Our brain tells our body how and when to move. Listening carefully to the messages our body sends can improve our health and prevent needless injury. There are benefits to following basic ergonomic principles such as increasing our productivity at work, avoiding costly medical bills and trips to the doctor.
Under federal law, General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), regulated by OSHA, employers have an obligation to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. Ergonomics falls into this category, and the goal of this course is to provide awareness of ergonomic hazards and how to avoid or correct unhealthy behaviors for those working in an office environment