Ergonomics Workshop for IPHI staff
The Ergonomics session was done for the IPHI STAFF members given by Dr. Rohit Rathore on 22 February 2020. IPHI staff performs many tasks in their daily routine work consists of standing during lectures, computer work, examination paper corrections and many more.
Poor ergonomics leads to frustrated and fatigued staff that don’t do their best work. When the job task is too physically taxing on the worker, they may not perform their job like they were trained. They are easily affected by the body stressed by awkward postures, repeated musculoskeletal movements, which later affected them with back, neck, arms & leg pain. To overcome this, ergonomics plays a vital role. Ergonomics is designing a job to fit the worker so the work is safer and more efficient. Implementing ergonomic solutions can make employees more comfortable and increase productivity.
Ergonomics is important because when you’re doing a job and your body is stressed by an awkward posture, extreme temperature, or repeated movement your musculoskeletal system is affected. Your body may begin to have symptoms such as fatigue, discomfort, and pain, which can be the first signs of a musculoskeletal disorder. In this session, the staff was taught about the different good postures, workstations adjustments, and exercises which they would perform during their work in small breaks to avoid stress on their body. If an employee does not experience fatigue and discomfort during their workday, it can decrease absenteeism, improve morale and increase employee involvement.