Ergonomics


Ergonomics

The word ergonomics comes from the Greek word “ergon” which means work and “nomos” which means laws. It’s essentially the “laws of work” or “science of work”.

"Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them."

Most people have heard of ergonomics and think it is something to do with seating– and it is… but it is so much more. Ergonomics applies to the design of anything that involves people – workspaces, sports and leisure, health and safety.

Recently, during Pandemic we have seen a lot of Work From Home practices. Employees sitting on couch or bed all day has led to another ergonomic issue for them. This does not only affect body's physical ability but can also result in permanent problems.

IMPORTANCE OF ERGONOMICS

Recent research has shown that lower back pain is the world’s most common work-related disability – affecting employees from offices and building sites.

Ergonomics aims to create safe, comfortable and productive workspaces by bringing human abilities and limitations into the design of a workspace, including the individual’s body size, strength, skill, speed, sensory abilities (vision, hearing), and even attitudes.


EGSS provides various services to maintain health and well-being of the workers.


Ergonomic Assessment


Ergonomic Consultation


Training and Awareness Programme


Virtual Ergonomic Program for Work From Home Workers


Workstation and Chair Assessment


We at EGSS are experts of Ergonomics Assessment Tools. We select tools based on the type of tasks and body parts involved in that task:


  • Quick Screen
  • Job Screen
  • NIOSH Lifting Equation
  • WISHA Lifting Calculator
  • RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment)
  • REBA (Rapid Entire Body Assessment)
  • ROSA (Rapid Office Strain Assessment)
  • Snook Tables

Our Training and Awareness Programme is detailed and covers all topics related to ergonomics like:


  • What is Ergonomics
  • Understanding Physical and Biological Factors at Office Workplace
  • Body Postures –Ideal Conditions
  • Role of Environmental Factors in Ergonomics
  • Correct and Incorrect Techniques for Desktop & Laptop workstations
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) & RSIs
  • Effects of WMSDs –All types of related injuries
  • Common Ergonomics Conditions
  • Use of Ergonomically Compliant Chairsand its flexibility features
  • Maintaining Neutral Postures
  • Relaxation Techniques –Practice & Exercise Session 


For More Information on Ergonomic Assessment

Contact us: Call 91-7947230346  OR write  ehssolutions@ehsguru.com