$15 billion. That is how much businesses spend on workers’ compensation annually. The culprit: work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs affect our muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The most common MSDs are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Tension Neck Syndrome and Muscle/Tendon Strain.
These strains and ailments are preventable thanks to ergonomics. An ergonomically designed office and workspace creates a healthier work environment and lessens the cases of MSD and, in turn, reduces worker compensation costs. This is great news for small businesses as they can’t afford to lose billions of dollars on work-induced injuries and syndromes. A simple switch to an ergonomic keyboard, desk or computer mouse can literally save your business and its employers.
Where to start? Here are some great ergonomic office products to ergonomically design the office:
MouseTrapper is the wellness mouse because they focus on giving users the best computer mouse experience to reduce the risk of CTS. Positioned centrally in front of the keyboard, it allows users to sit in an ergonomically healthy position that keeps your arms close to your body and your hands near the keyboard. You will not over-stretch your arm as one does with a non-ergonomic computer mouse. A bonus: the wide cushion next to the keyboard supports the wrist, which relieves strain on the upper body, including the neck, shoulders and arms.
BakkerElkhuizen Ultraboard 940 Compact Keyboard
The BakkerElkhuizen Ultraboard 940 Compact Keyboard is a unique ergonomic keyboard that can be used wirelessly as well as via a USB cable. Up to 5 wireless Bluetooth computers or mobile devices can be connected at the touch of a button, and switching between them is effortless. Say goodbye to pain and hello to ease and comfort!
Score Pro 959
The Score Pro 959 is an ergonomic footrest designed to help circulation, improve posture and ease leg pain. Pressing down on the Score Pro 959 throughout the workday improves health all around.
Invest in your company and employers today and watch your worker’s comp cost decrease while emloyee productivity increases. For more on these products, go to the Team Prestige info page.