Office ergonomics is the science of how people interact with their work tools. By better understanding how people use their tools, it’s possible to design tools that are easier to use, safer or more effective.
Poor ergonomics has been proven to increase the risk of chronic injury or the development of repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). Ergonomic injuries such as carpal tunnel, chronic back, neck or wrist pain, and tension headaches are the leading cause of job-related disability.
Ergonomic interventions focus on educating users about proper posture and giving them furniture and tools designed to reduce the risk of RSIs.