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The importance of ergonomics in telecommuting

Published on 11 February 2021 - Manut-LM

Recommendations from an occupational therapist

In order to optimize the productivity of workers, but especially to protect them from possible injuries related to the sitting position in which they spend their day, it is important to design a work desk that is functional and ergonomic.

The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) checklist includes several suggestions for the proper design of a computerized workstation.

It is certain that the longer someone sits in front of his computer, the more his workstation will have to be adapted. Mr. Boily also adds the importance of stretching upon waking and then taking eye breaks throughout the day. According to the occupational therapist, it is important to take the time to rest the eyes and move the shoulders, neck and elbows with a few repetitions.

Arrangement of the workstation, position to adopt

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