As an organization that prides itself in having a proactive safety culture, especially on all our Worksites, we have done a very good job of highlighting, assessing and mitigating potential hazards and risk to safety and wellbeing. One area that needs an increased attention is Ergonomics and its associated risks and challenges. The previous Safety Flash introduced Ergonomics and some of the identified associated risk factors. Office Ergonomics is essential as we have a number of people who are office based that are associated with the delivery of business and services.
Office Ergonomics focuses on how things are set up in your office work space, such as: Your workstation setup, how you sit, and how long you stay in one position. It can help you be more comfortable at work. It can help lower stress and injury caused by awkward positions and repetitive tasks. Please see Figure below as a Visual Aid in good practice and to the next series:
In the next series on Ergonomics, the focus will be on Office Ergonomics including Drivers and Worksite and Equipment related issues
Remember, you always have a choice, but only you can decide to do it the safe way. The safe way is usually not the shortest or quickest way, but it’s your decision.
BE A ZERO HERO!
Every reasonable precaution should be taken to protect yourself and promote our ZERO ACCIDENTS culture.
PLEASE PLAN TO HAVE A SAFE DAY!