Having healthy and pain free employees can translate to having a more productive and profitable business.  Work-related musculoskeletal disorders - especially for the hand, arm, shoulder, neck, thoracic and lower back pain - are one of the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time. A recent survey showed that one-third (33%) of all the injuries and illness from work, were due to WMSDs 1. 

Recent statistics and data, used by government sectors in the USA1, Australia2 Great Britain3 and Singapore4, have indicated that the role of corporate ergonomics can help optimize a worker’s environment/workstation for greater comfort.  In turn, this helps to minimize musculoskeletal disorders arising from work (WMSD’s).

Benefits of Corporate Ergonomics

  • Increasing work comfort, morale and productivity
  • Improving employee quality of life
  • Reducing employee sick leave
  • Retaining employees
  • Improving business profitability

How can Physiokit help you?

At Physiokit, we will provide you with a tailor made, Corporate Ergonomics Intervention Programme that includes:

  • Identification of Ergonomic Hazards at your office and/or workstation, with particular focus on screening for risks of WMSD.
  • Good, Practical Advice on a proper workstation setup (ie., following Health and Safety Practices).
  • Exercises or Stretches or Therapeutic tools, easily applied for relief of pain or stiffness, and to minimize tension and fatigue at the workstation.
  • Adjustments and Recommendations that are made “on-site” for practical purposes, and are also cost effective.
  • A Report by our qualified and experienced physiotherapist (AHPC recognized).

 

Please contact us for further enquiries for corporate ergonomics on-site assessment, or if you have any special requests. We will be most glad to assist you in building a positive and healthy work environment.

REFERENCES:

1)    Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013) as cited in the United States Department of Labor (Available online at: 
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/)

2)    Statistics on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (2016), Australia (Available online at:
http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/974/Statistics%20on%20Work-Related%20Musculoskeletal%20Disorders.pdf)

3)    Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSDs) Statistics, Great Britain (2016) (Available online at: 
http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/musculoskeletal/msd.pdf?pdf=msd)

4)    Workplace Safety and Health Council (2016), Singapore (Available online at: 
https://www.wshc.sg/wps/portal/!ut/p/a1/jY89D4IwEIZ_iwMrd3yIxq1xkCjGAVToYsBgwSBt2kr_vsjkIOht7-V5cvcChRRom3c1y3XN27x5ZxpcooPvuyTG3SZMHCTuHsNk4Tlx4PdANg6sT95_Po4MwV_-GegUMnwwABMntkBZw4uhbkbawlsyoLK8lbKU9lP260proVYWWmiMsY2qrrZifRDKQsGl_q5WXGlIPwwQj2OK93nTRWT2AgTnMHU!/dl5/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?action=cmsPublicView&cmsId=C-2014080600797)