Due to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country, most Canadian employers have implemented mandatory work-from-home policies. This standard is widely spreading, making working from home the new norm. A novel concept to many industries, one of the first steps to making the transition to setup a productive work-from-home office.Continue Reading…
Without a properly functional work space, the possibility for ergonomic hazards in the workplace increases. They are the hardest to spot since you don’t always immediately notice the strain on your body or the harm that these hazards pose. Short-term exposure may result in “sore muscles” the next day or in the days following the exposure, but long term exposure can result in serious long-term illness. Ergonomic hazards can not only affect the worker: the employer can suffer slower productivity, lower morale in staff, and higher disability and insurance claims.
Safety and comfort should be considered equally to visual aesthetics when it comes to designing work spaces. Learn how to design a safe and functional office space in this article.
Ergonomic hazards are factors in your environment that can harm the musculoskeletal system. The are Injuries that are caused by strain placed on the body from ergonomic hazards and aren’t always immediately obvious, making these hazards difficult to detect. In this post from our “Workplace Hazards” series, we’ll take a look at how you can identify ergonomic hazards and remove them your workplace.