Poor ergonomics refers to the design or arrangement of a workspace or equipment that causes discomfort or strain on the body, leading to physical stress and potential injury. There are solutions to ergonomic issues such as changes to workflows that improve worker ergonomics.
Examples of poor ergonomics include:
Poor ergonomics can cause a variety of injuries, including musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and eye strain. By addressing ergonomic issues, employers can improve employee comfort and productivity, reduce absenteeism and injury rates, and improve the overall health and well-being of their workforce.
Poor ergonomics in industrial settings can have a number of negative effects on workers:
Overall, poor ergonomics in industrial settings can have negative impacts on worker health, productivity, and morale. It is important for organizations to prioritize ergonomics in order to create a safer and more comfortable work environment for their employees.
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