Physical working environment

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Physical working environment

The working position that is 100 % anatomically correct does not exist, but you can do a lot to protect your body against discomfort and work related injury.

Ergonomics and well-being
When we analyse the physical working environment, also called ergonomics, it is often with a view to the placement of desks and chairs, light, temperature etc. But ergonomics is about more than the height of your desk and the options for help.

It is about reducing the influences which can lead to work-related overload and injury, even though it may require changing work routines and tasks.

Benefit for the entire workplace
By being open about ergonomics you generate greater motivation and job satisfaction at work.

There is less risk of wear and tear and injuries, illness is prevented and sick days due to poor ergonomics and well-being can be cut down.

Participation creates healthy employees
To establish healthy ergonomic conditions at the workplace you should base it on the correspondence/relation between the person and the work. In this both you and the workplace share a responsibility.

The greater the influence you have over your work and tasks the smaller the risk you will get hurt.

It is important to create openness to change based on your own expectations and wishes. In this way, you can create an ergonomically healthy workplace that ensures the right conditions for well-being at work.