Ergonomics means adapting tools and movements according to a person. It aims to improve the safety, health, and well-being of employees. Proper ergonomics helps to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work processes and activities, while at the same time improving the company’s productivity. The Occupational Health and Safety Act obliges the employer to ensure that the work equipment meets ergonomic requirements and to instruct the employee in ergonomically correct working positions and methods.
Our occupational physiotherapist helps the employer to find appropriate working and protective equipment or, if necessary, to design a more ergonomic work environment. Our specialists also offer assistance in instructing employees in order to ensure ergonomically correct working positions and techniques. These interventions help to achieve good working results so that the employee’s working ability, motivation, and health remain at a high level for as long as possible.
It is wise to involve the employees in identifying work environment risk factors and finding solutions. It is often said that no one knows the job better than the person doing it. Involving employees in planning and controlling activities are also called participatory ergonomics.
Studies have found that participatory ergonomics is the most effective way to improve the health and well-being of employees and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. It is also the most efficient method to introduce healthy work processes in the workplace based on the scientific literature.