Thursday, January 10th, 2019 by Gina Thompson
You’ve heard of “economics”, but what about “ergonomics”? Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Safe Work Australia estimates the cost of work-related injury and disease to be a whopping $61.8 billion per year, so it’s a vital practice that should be done at home as well as the workplace.
Chances are that you still spend a significant amount of time on a computer, whether it’s for completing errands like email correspondence or doing the weekly online grocery shop online, or for recreational reasons such as watching videos or playing games. However, if your workplace doesn’t involve daily work at a computer, chances are that you’ve never had anyone walk you through computer-related ergonomics to apply to your computer setup both at work and at home. Improper computer use can lead to eye strain, headaches and a whole slew of muscle and joint problems including the dreaded lower back pain, so that’s a problem that needs to be solved!