Professional athletes have a great risk for injury, it comes with the job. Believe it or not, so do you and your employees, only they’re exposed to ergonomic injury risks. Working in an office setting may seem safe and cozy, but there are still many injury risks lurking around (especially in the corner by that shady printer that always seems to know when you’re in a rush).
Ergonomic injuries are caused by the presence of ergonomic risk factors which can include but are not limited to,
- Awkward or sustained postures
- Forceful exertion or strain
- Contact pressure
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are injuries to the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal discs. MSDs can be directly and indirectly related to aspects of the work or the work environment known as risk factors. Check out this infographic about micro/mini breaks and don’t let injuries sideline you and your employees!
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