Wellness Tips for Employers

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.

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