Workplace ergonomics involves designing a workplace that is safe and works well for employees. Workplace ergonomics can mean understanding the physical work as safe as possible, such as preventing absences from preventable illnesses such as the flu.
“The sooner you see someone, the quicker it is to fix the problem”, says Alex, whose GPDQ Workstation Health Assessments for remote and onsite employees involve two lines of approach: reactive – treating someone with an existing problem and proactive – identifying factors that could lead to a health problem. Poor posture, for instance, is a major cause of neck and back pain and repetitive strain injury and can limit a person’s quality of life and ability to do their job.
Being proactive about improving physical health can lead to a decrease in developing mental health problems around your office. Since COVID-19 has run rampant amongst workplaces in multiple different countries, healthcare appointments have no longer been available since 30-40% of all people need a face-to-face appointment or referral. Video appointments and calls have changed the future for healthcare, making it more accessible for the everyday working individual. Having accessible healthcare has been monumental in improving job performance since COVID-19.
As companies are reporting back to the workplace, they can be prevented through effective risk management. Also by taking into account the different health, lifestyle, and special circumstances of your employees, your business can maintain a positive and productive workplace ergonomics in terms of mental health.
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