Saying that ergonomics in the workplace benefits workers is simply stating the obvious. But did you know that it could also save your company money and increase revenue at the same time?
That, at least, is the case made in this article, 5 Ergonomics Will Benefit Your Bottom Line (and we echo the same line around here a lot too!). Turns out, workers who spend more time concentrating on their work than their pain come up with better ideas and have high productivity and efficiency rates. Who would have thought! What’s more, workers who follow ergonomic guidelines and operate in fully ergonomic offices have far lower rates of chronic injury. This helps keep insurance deductibles and workers compensation claims low.
Best of all, good ergonomic habits have a tendency to spread throughout an organization. When one employee sees his or her colleague typing away on a fancy adjustable ergonomic keyboard, they’ll want one for their own desktop. And remember ergonomics is not just computer accessories. It’s an entire workplace mentality. Savvy employers will take advantage of this by providing ergonomic equipment for all. In addition, they will also provide ergonomic training workshops and arrange regular support groups for at least their highest risk employees. This is beneficial so they can exchange tips and offer support. Once there’s an ergonomic environment in place, it doesn’t take much effort to keep it alive. Furthermore, employees and employers will continue to reap its benefits long after.
Interested in learning more? We highly recommend reading the aforementioned article as well as taking a look at this site for ergonomic business solutions.