Fun Fact: The height of the work surface of a standard desk is 29 inches high. According to ergonomic principles, that would be the appropriate height if the user is 6 feet tall!

According to the CDC's latest statistics, the average adult male in the United States is 5 feet and 7.5 inches tall and the average American woman is 5 feet and 2.5 inches tall. It's no wonder that we are experiencing high rates of musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, Workers Compensation claims and overall decreased production and mood. We are attempting to fit our bodies into a workspace that wasn't physically designed with most of us in mind.

The good news: there are solutions. The knowledge of the problem is the first step. It needs to be followed by action. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker as opposed to fitting the worker to the job. An ergonomic assessment will address this height disparity and correct it: often with cost-effective modifications. Combined with tips and tools for decreasing injuries and improving your mood and general sense of well-being, there is no reason to experience pain while at work. Feel free to schedule your free consultation today.

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