Ergonomics and Your Workplace


Ergonomics is the science that studies the relationships between people and equipment. It focuses on how the tools, equipment, layout, and overall organization of your workspace affect you. The goal of ergonomics is to fit the job to the person, rather than making the person fit the job.

Although ergonomic principles can help us ward off injury, we may be uninspired to implement them in our everyday habits until our muscles and joints really start to hurt. Acknowledge the warning signs as early as possible and do something about it.