How to Reduce Workplace Injuries with Ergonomic Products
Ergonomic Products Can Reduce Injuries
When people think of working in an office at a desk it is not usually associated with workplace injuries, unfortunately that is untrue. Overexertion, including repetitive motions that are common in office work, account for 33.54% of workplace injuries.These injuries are often thought of as unpreventable however this is not true. The way your desk and workspace is set up can greatly affect whether or not you experience a workplace injury. Using ergonomically designed office equipment to set up your office space can reduce strain and repetitive motion injuries.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the best way to set up your workspace is to have the monitor at arm’s length away, wrists straight, and knees level with hips. They also recommend keeping things you regularly reach for near yourself in order to minimize repetitive reaching. They also recommended standing to grab things that are out of normal reach in order to eliminate strain from uncomfortable reaching.
Our Penclic Mouse and Mini Keyboard help with reducing the amount of reaching that is usually needed using a traditional mouse and keyboard. Our mouse is an ambidextrous mouse that requires less repetitive reaching because it is not shaped like a traditional computer mouse and keeps your arm in a more natural position. The Mini Keyboard is slim and lays flat on a desk to keep your wrists straight and in their natural position.