An ergonomic hazard is any behaviour, situation or equipment that can contribute to the development of an ergonomic injury. Most ergonomic hazards pose risks to the musculoskeletal system.
The most common ergonomic hazards in offices are those that contribute to repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), including:
- Poor posture or device placement
- Prolonged periods of sitting
- Inadequate or worn out chairs
Want to reduce the ergonomic hazards in your office? Our article on the top ergonomic hazards explains the simple steps you can take to create a safer work environment for your team!