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An Introduction to Ergonomics in the Workplace

  • January 01, 2019

Productivity in the workplace can only be achieved when employees are healthy and motivated.  No matter the size of a business or its revenue, its greatest and most valuable resources are its people.  Without people, there is no business. This is why promoting the health and wellness of every employee, with the support of ergonomic products, is an important ingredient in productivity and job satisfaction.   

Ergonomics, which has quickly become one of the most popular trends in the working world, is the science of fitting workplace conditions to the capabilities of the human user.  As an industry leader in desktop and mobile device accessories, Kensington® has embraced this popular trend by creating a line of products that are designed to offer a simple solution to give any desktop setup a much-needed wellness makeover.

The ideal ergonomic work station promotes a neutral body position where the head is level, the forearms are parallel to the floor and the back, legs and feet are fully supported.  This positioning can reduce the daily strain on the body from prolonged sitting in a poorly-designed workstation.  Such a workstation produces physical stress which can compound over time and eventually lead to musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis (tennis or golfer’s elbow), tendonitis, back pain and neck pain. 

Kensington® products are designed to be intuitive to use, which means each individual will find it easy to select the right setting to promote wellness.  A few examples of ergonomic products Kensington® offers include the SmartFit Sit/Stand Desk, laptop risers, anti-fatigue mats, footrests, seat pads, wrist rests and more.

Stay tuned to learn more about Kensington®’s line of ergonomic products and how you can transform your work environment into an ergonomic workplace!