Working from home comes with its challenges, especially if the change occurred quickly and employees do not have the furniture and ergonomic equipment they usually have in their office. Employees can set up their home office workspace to be safe and comfortable with a few ergonomic tips. Doing so reduces the chance of injury and increases comfort, all of which helps employees stay productive and focused.
The Authority has developed a 30-minute online course, “Home Office Ergonomics” to assist employees working from home to design the right space for maximum efficiency to reduce fatigue and help avoid injury. Home Office Ergonomics covers the following topics:
- Body Mechanics
- Factors that Increase the Risk of Injury
- Techniques for Home-Work Setup
- Stretching for Safety
Included with the course is a downloadable ergonomic handout. Members may access both the course and the handout via myJPIA.