Work Without Pains

It is common to hear people complain about their neck, back etc after work and  is common but not restricted to  office workers . The study of this is called ERGONOMICS.

What is Ergonomics?


Ergonomics is the study of the kind of work you do, the environment you work in, and the tools you use to do your job. The goal of office ergonomics is to set up your office work space so that it fits you and the job you are doing and make sure that you work without pains.

When your workstation is set up right, you may:

  • Be less likely to have problems such as headaches or eyestrain.

  • Reduce neck and back pain.

  • Prevent bursitis or tendon problems that are linked to doing the same task over and over (repetitive tasks).

Importance of the Ergonomics of your Work Area

It’s common for injury and illness to happen at work. Both can cost you and your employer time and money. They can also affect how well you do your job.

Most on-the-job injuries are caused by:

  • Falls.

  • Repetitive movements.

  • The way you sit or stand (posture).

  • Bending over, lifting heavy objects, or using pressure or force.

  • Working with vibrating tools.

Office ergonomics can help you be more comfortable at work. It can help reduce stress and injury caused by awkward positions and repetitive tasks. It 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.

  • How you do a certain task, the kinds of movements you make, and whether you make the same movements over and over.

  • Your work area, including light, noise, and temperature.

  • The tools you use to do your job and whether they are set up to fit your needs.

Injuries at work

Most injuries that happen at work are caused by physical stress and strain, such as sitting in the same position for a long time, making repetitive movements, and overuse. These injuries can cause stress and strain on your muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, blood vessels, and spine.

Symptoms can include pain in your neck, back or wrist

You could also be at risk for problems such as tendinopathy and bursitis which are caused by overuse of a particular body part and repetitive movements. Over time, these kinds of movements can make you feel bad. They can cause long-term health problems.

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You may be at greater risk for injuries at work if you have other health problems, such as arthritis or emotional stress.

 Preventing Injuries At work

  • Try to place your work in front of you and sit tall while you work.

  • Try not to put too much stress on one area of your body, such as your lower back or arms.

  • Change your position often.

  • Turn with your whole body instead of twisting to face your work.

  • Take breaks to stretch or get out of your chair every 20 to 40 minutes. If you can, switch to another task.

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Toluse Francis

Toluse Francis believes a healthy lifestyle is paramount for everyone. He is a long -time volunteer with Solid Foundation Teens and Youth Ministry. He loves to care for people. Toluse Francis is a Health Coach and author He is interested in seeing people eat healthy and get productive. He believes a healthy lifestyle is paramount for everyone.

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