Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Workscreen Medical specialises in rolling out computer workstation ergonomics programs including the completion of a thorough risk assessment of all workstations, providing reset and stretching exercises to all employees and ongoing professional education emails to help guarantee ongoing adherence with programs, and ensure reduced injury rates.

Computer-related injury compensation claims are dominated by “Repetitive Strain Injuries” also known as “Cumulative Trauma Disorders” which are now considered one of the top 5 occupational diseases. OSH legislation suggests that all computer workstations must meet minimum specifications for healthy use.  It is also suggested that workstations should be assessed for risk and “fit for the job”.  There is no standard prescription for workstation ergonomics – otherwise, there wouldn’t be so many compensable claims!

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The Workscreen computer workstation ergonomic risk assessments are performed by Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists with expertise in ergonomics.  The assessment reviews the following aspects:

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Employers have obligations to ensure safe working from home arrangements.  Workscreen can complete "in-home" assessments

The Workscreen computer workstation ergonomic risk assessments are performed by Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists with expertise in ergonomics.  The assessment reviews the following aspects:

Work Area

  • Office layout and design

  • The visual display(s)

  • The ergonomic chair

  • Keyboard/mouse

  • Phone

Work Patterns

  • Workstation flow

  • Active & Dead Workspaces

  • Job Rotation

Employee

  • Body Anthropometrics

  • Posture

  • Injuries

  • Personal Limitations