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What is an ergonomic assessment?

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By Workplace Testing Staff | Last updated: May 31, 2021

An ergonomic assessment is an assessment conducted by a certified ergonomist of a job site and individual work stations. This might involve assessments of a person's activities, their equipment, and their behavior, and will include recommendations for changes to help improve an employee's ergonomics while at work. This might mean adjusting a computer screen so that it's at eye level, making sure a workstation isn't too noisy and that the employee is able to sit with good posture.

It may also involve recommendations about stretching, taking regular breaks and reducing screen time when possible. All these things help to contribute to worker health and reduce the risk of injury, which can become quite costly to an employer.

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