Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Workplace habits prove costly

The cost of not having an ergonomically designed workplace ...

"Employers are losing thousands of dollars in the workplace because they continue to ignore the role badly-designed workstations and inappropriate work practices can have on productivity.

Auckland-based ergonomist Janelle Aitken said 80,000 claims were made to ACC in 2004 for costs associated with the workplace at an average cost of $10,000 per claim.

And the problem was getting worse not better, she said.

"We're working longer and harder. What's different too is that people are sitting for longer.

"It's not just workstations, it's environment."   continued ...   (Via New Zealand news on Stuff)

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