23rd World Congress on Safety & Health at Work

What’s your posture like while working?

Sitting in an awkward position for extended periods of time and using computers and mobile devices that encourage us to look down, can counter the benefits of good posture. Overtime, dysfunctional adaptations – the way our body works to counter the effects of bad posture – can lead to health complications like musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

For those of us working in front of a computer screen, there are actions we can take right now to adjust for better posture.

  1. Ensure our neck is straight.
  2. Check that our feet are flat on the floor.
  3. Adjust our computer screen so it’s at eye level.
  4. Position our elbows at about 90 degrees when typing on the keyboard.

And when those actions aren’t possible, that’s when workplace modifications and ergonomic aids can support us in our tasks.

With good ergonomic practices, workplaces can ensure the safety and health of workers wherever they may be working.

Come and learn about ergonomics at the World Congress in November 2023.

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