Ergonomics involves the design of work and workplaces to accommodate the users’ physical and psychological needs. Put is simply, it’s creating the work and environment to make it more comfortable for people work in. The objective of ergonomics is to maximise the quality of working life and to minimise the occurrence of MSD.
The main components of an office workstation include the desk, chair and the equipment used to perform office task, often a computer. When designing a workstation, it is important that you consider task that have to be performed, and the type of equipment used. Flexibility is the key in workstation design.
The way the workstation is designed affects the posture that one adopts while working. Therefore, the workstation should be designed to place the person in the best position to enable him/her to perform the work in comfort.