The Buzz is Ergonomics


Designing your workspace or that of your employees to allow an increase in comfort and efficiency may have a great effect not only on your own well being, but on your time management as well.

Ergonomics is defined as the applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. What types of changes can you make in the medical office workplace to improve your comfort?

Using a desk lamp rather than overhead or diffused lighting may have a positive effect on what you are doing. Preventing eye fatigue is just one of the benefits. Keeping your thermometer at 68-71 degrees will keep the office cool, but not too cold.

The height of your desk and your computer key board, and the location of your computer screen all affect your comfort and vision. The type of your chair and its height also impacts your comfort. The distance you sit from your computer will greatly affect your physical well being.

Finally, the placement of items on your desk affect your comfort and efficiency. For example, let’s think about the location of your telephone. How often are do you receive or make phone calls? Where is the phone located? Do you have to stretch to reach the phone or is it conveniently located? By placing the telephone in an easy-to-reach location, you are less likely to strain as you pick up the receiver.

Look around your medical office space for ways to improve comfort, well being, and efficiency.

Contact me at with ideas on how to improve your ergonomics at work.

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