What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with understanding human interaction with other elements of a system. Ergonomists design and arrange the workplace with knowledge in data, principles and theory in order to optimize well-being and work performance. Consideration of capabilities and limitations of the individual are taken to find the ideal fit for the workstation.
Technology is rapidly changing and the demand for ergonomics is increased. Think about if your wrists and arms hurt from typing by the end of the day or if your neck and eyes have fatigue from looking at the monitor. Whether at home or in an office, the desk, chair, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and lighting must all be assessed and adjusted to the user. For repetitive tasks like typing and writing, proper posture is essential in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
Most workplace discomfort is preventable through a thorough understanding of ergonomics and adjustments. Bloom aims to bring that knowledge to you in order to facilitate your efficiency and safety in your work.