Encourage Employees to Move and Take Breaks
- The 20-20-20 Rule helps reduce eye strain: Look 20 feet away from the computer for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
- Alternating between sitting and standing or incorporating stretch breaks helps employees be healthy at work.
- Changing positions doesn’t take away from valuable working time, but rather can make for a more healthy and efficient employee.
Get to Know the Equipment
- Ensure that the office equipment is adjusted to each user’s specific needs to help prevent workplace discomfort and injuries.
- Most office equipment is made to support varying posture throughout the day, so encourage the practice.
Be Proactive and Identify Issues Early
- Create an environment where employees feel comfortable coming forward if they are experiencing difficulties at work.
- Many ergonomic issues can be resolved with education and equipment adjustments.
- If issues are identified early, the employee can remain healthier at work, and you can reap the benefits of increased productivity and employee satisfaction.