If the ergonomic principles are observed and adhered to when equipping and furnishing office ergonomic workplaces a number of work-related health complaints of employees can be preventively avoided or at least significantly mitigated. Although this knowledge is generally recognized and higher expenditure on ergonomic equipment pays off in the medium term through lower sick leave for the employer, there is still a lot of catching up to do, regardless of the industry.
Employers must therefore offer an ergonomic workplace if they want to adhere to the requirements of the regulation. But what does the concept of ergonomics actually mean in this case ? Basically, there are two goals that must be taken into account when designing the workplace:
Humanity : The work in a company should be possible in a way that is humane, so that there is neither short nor long term physical under- or overstrain.
Profitability : The humane design of the work increases the probability of very good work results. As a result, competitiveness is also ensured.
If ergonomics are implemented in the workplace, the work is basically adapted to the person . Physical factors such as strength, height, age and mental aspects such as practicability, satisfaction and tolerability are to be taken into account by the employer.