Many people spend about a third of their time at the office: sitting at a desk, staring at a screen. An incorrect workplace design can cause muscle problems. And yet office furnishing often only includes adjustable desks and ergonomic chairs. Just 4 additions can turn an office into a healthy workplace.
4 forgotten components of a healthy workplace
When you are responsible for furnishing an office, you naturally want to offer the customer a beautiful and healthy full solution. Therefore, in addition to the right office furniture, include these 4 products in your design:
1. Monitor arm
An incorrect monitor position has a direct effect on posture. A monitor arm offers an efficient solution. It places the screen in the right position for each employee. You can also easily place two screens right next to each other. It can be used on any desk and also creates more workspace!
2. Document holder
When working with documents and a monitor, the head has to turn a lot, which can cause a painful neck. With a document holder, you raise the documents placed between the keyboard and the monitor, allowing the user to work with an upright posture.
3. Ergonomic mouse
When using a standard mouse, the hand and wrist are often in an unnatural position. With an ergonomic mouse, this wrong way of mousing is quickly unlearned. A vertical mouse, for example, causes a mouse movement from the arm instead of the wrist. Unconsciously, you mouse more healthily this way.
4. Ergonomic keyboard
We don’t really think about it, but right-handed people have to reach over the numeric keypad to the mouse. This puts a strain on the shoulder and right wrist. There can also be an unnatural bend in the wrists because a standard keyboard is not flat. An ergonomic keyboard can make a huge difference in posture and muscle strain.
Workshop: healthy monitor work
Want to learn more about the ergonomic design of individual workstations? R-Go Tools offers free workshops where you learn all the ins and outs about ergonomics. On successful completion, you will receive a certificate.