Ergonomics is the science of creating a workplace setting appropriate to the needs and skills of your workforce. It includes the assessment of factors that may cause musculo-skeletal disorders, trauma and other work-related injuries – such as visual fatigue, tension and body aches.
A suitable workplace environment ensures workers safety and well being, while decreasing injury and accidents and expenses for hospitalization. Since workers are safer, they are happier, more satisfied and better motivated. This is likely to lead to a more productive and efficient workforce and fewer absences.