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What is Ergonomics?

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The term ‘ergonomics’ is derived from the Greek words ‘ergon’ to work and ‘nomoi’ natural laws. Ergonomics is ‘the fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use and the environments they work and travel in’.

At Posture Plus we recognise the importance of correct ergonomics in today’s workplace. This is often in front of a computer, working in offices for long hours in relatively fixed positions, performing repetitive movements while working hard to meet deadlines. This type of work is associated with health problems such as pain and discomfort in the low back, neck, arms, elbows, wrists and hands.

It is now a legal requirement for companies to implement ergonomic workstation assessments in order to comply with Hong Kong Health & Safety policy and practice.

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