Ergonomics is the science of fitting the task to the worker or making a job the most comfortable for the individual performing it in order to reduce the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). MSDs are conditions that can develop over time, causing pain or injury to muscles, nerves, tendons, and joints.
You can become ergonomic conscious and reduce your chance of developing MSDs by knowing the risk factors:
- Static or awkward postures or positions: the same position being held for a long period of time
- Stress or pressure on a joint
Neutral posture is a comfortable body position in which your joints are aligned. Working with a neutral body posture reduces muscle strain and stress.
NSHE Ergonomics Policy