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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Ergonomics Means Safe and Comfortable

Ergonomics has been a buzzword in business for many years now. Simply put, ergonomics is the study of how working conditions affect our bodies. Ergonomics in a factory setting relates not only to worker comfort, but often to employee safety as well. The addition of word processing and computing as almost constant activities for many workers has kept associated strains and ergonomics in the forefront of management thinking.

Providing a workplace with comfortable and safe physical conditions increases productivity and decreases absenteeism and workman's compensation claims. It also can make your employees feel that management cares about their health and safety, which is a big morale booster.

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