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What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?

Ergonomics in the workplace is how your equipment is designed and placed to be comfortable for your body and prevent injuries.

Using badly-designed equipment can cause you strains and injuries.

Remember that people come in all shapes and sizes, so good ergonomic design changes from person to person. Even well-designed equipment can be bad for you if you don't use it correctly or if it was designed for someone else.

Worksafe has some information about work posture for those who sit or stand for a long time, and safely using computers.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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