National Ergonomics Month is devoted to cool info on why ergonomics are important in the workplace. If you’ve ever wondered why your computer keyboard has a crazy wavy design or why sitting in a room with a skylight boosts your mood — this is your month. It’s a fact that most of us spend between 40 and 60 hours per week at work. Whether you’re typing on a keyboard, using a headset or standing at a counter — your job shouldn’t cause you pain.
In 2003, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), decided to promote the benefits of ergonomics to professionals, students, and the general public. Check out the positive ways that ergonomics play out in the workplace and why ergonomic furniture can lower your risk for injuries.