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Office Ergonomics Tips to Avoid Fatigue

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How are you dealing with working at office? We spend approximately eight hours a day in the office. If you’re experiencing fatigue at the office, it affect your performance at work. Eventually, you will be exhausted and performed poorly. Imagine yourself driving continuously without stopping for a break. You will feel tired, sleepy and develop muscle cramps. Why? Because you have been in static position for hours. 

Now, replace the situation with working in office. How do you cope with fatigue at your workplace? Thus, we’ve laid out these office ergonomics tips to avoid fatigue for you.

  1. Right sitting posture
  2. Ensure arm are supported
  3. Prevent excessive reaching
  4. Work in proper lighting
  5. Exercise regularly
  6. Appropriate temperature in the office

1. Right sitting posture

Sit in a right posture when sitting. Sit upright and maintain contact between your back and seat. Besides, ensure your feet reach the floor. Get an ergonomic chair if you have to. View our guideline on Basic Ergonomic Awareness Training here.

2. Ensure arms are supported

Place your arms same level as the table or on your armrest. When your arms are relaxed and supported, it reduces tendency to make forceful movements. It allows your shoulders to relax as well.

3. Prevent excessive reaching

Ensure that your tools or stationary are within your reach. Excessive reaching could strains your arms and shoulder. Avoid forceful exertions and high repetitive task. If you’re dealing with heavy load, ensure to use mechanical aid instead of handling manually. View our full guideline of Manual Handling Training here.

4. Work in proper lighting

Do you know that lighting at workplace is part of ergonomics? It is related to safety and health. Proper lighting eliminates workplace trips and falls. You can see your workspace clearly. Thus, prevent workplace accidents.

Besides, proper lighting with correct positioning reduces eye fatigue, discomfort glare and headaches. So, you can work comfortably and safely. View our tips on Workplace Safety That All Employees Should Know here.

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5. Exercise regularly

Avoid sitting and standing for prolonged time at the office. You need to take a short break in between your work. Go for a short walk or probably do some sit-up at your workstation. Or, you can walk to the watercooler to refill your water. It is considered as an exercise too.

6. Appropriate temperature in the office

Avoid sitting and standing for prolonged time at the office. You need to take a short break in between your work. Go for a short walk or probably do some sit-up at your workstation. Or, you can walk to the watercooler to refill your water. It is considered as an exercise too.

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To conclude, it is important to practice ergonomics while working. It prevent fatigue and improve your productivity while working. Never take office ergonomics lightly. Your consideration on office ergonomic protect your health in future. Keep moving regularly and stay healthy physically and mentally.

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HSE Insights, Issue 5, November 2020