How to properly fit a worker to his/her job while reducing stressors on the body.
Over time if a worker or lay person is constantly bombarded with improper tools, improper body mechanics, over use, poor sleep, poor nutrition, poor equipment eventually the body will wear down causing both emotional and physical damage.
Ergonomics is one way to solve this issue by creating and designing proper ways to utilize the body without the wear and tear on it. This includes everyday activities.
Ergonomics is not just a loose term used for the worker but for everyone who is sitting, standing, reaching, walking, driving, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling…….etc.
Check the way you perform an activity?
Are you constantly sitting?Use a versa desk, buy a supportive adjustable chair.
Standing?Stand on a viscoelastic mat, wear proper shoes for support.
Bent over?Adjust the height of what you are peering at, change your position.
Staring at a computer screen? Change the color of the screen. Adjust the height and tilt of the screen.
Typing on a key board? Texting? Talking on a mobile Phone?How can you adjust or modify?
There is a proper tool and piece of equipment for everything. You just need to find it.
There are adaptive aides for people with disabilities.
There are beds to position your body correctly for a good nights sleep.
There are pillows to support your head and neck in proper position.
Chairs that are adjustable.
Desks that are adjustable
Walkers that are now adjustable.
Voice Activation systems so you do not need to type, well maybe a little typing.
Your body is not meant to be used as a tool for heavy lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing there are many adaptive aides that help you achieve just about anything.