Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the study of the working environment, from the type of industry to the tools used to complete your required tasks.

The goal of office ergonomics is to setup your office space so that it fits you and the job you are doing. The benefits of having the office space set up correctly are:

  • Reduced back and neck pain
  • Headaches and eyestrain are less likely to effect you
  • Prevention of bursitis and tendonitis  – both problems are linked to the repetition of tasks

The main focus areas to set up your office work space are:

  • Workstation setup (i.e. how you sit and how long you stay sitting or in a fixed position).
  • Task functions (i.e. the movements made, and the repetition of those movements).
  • Work environment (i.e. lighting, noise and temperature).
  • Tools used (i.e. whether they are set up correctly to meet your requirements).

Office Ergonomics Reference Guide

Updated for the modern office, new technologies and home office situation

Now available ONLINE and as a downloadable PDF