It is common to find people using the most basic equipment in the workplace. The only problem of using his kind of equipment is that they do not allow for customization to fit different users needs. Among the challenges that can result from continuous use of such equipment is eye problems, back strains among others. The use of ergonomic products was introduced to help reduce these problems. Ergonomic products have been seen as luxury products until people understood the importance that they bring along such important benefits that they are now considered as a necessity.
With the current workplace having a lot of activities that require to be handled electronically, the bulk of ergonomic products are basically electronic in nature. They range from monitor stands to antiglare screens to wireless mouse. The most common combination of these products is the use of an ergonomic chair, desk and monitor stand all which can be adjusted to fit the user’s needs. This concept of ergonomic products is also being incorporated in the health practice with a good example being the use of modern dental chair. The dental chair allows the dentist to perform most of the procedures to the clients by adjusting the height of the chair depending the client at hand.
However, these products can only yield the required benefits if they are used appropriately which means that the employer has to ensure that they are installed correctly followed by continuous sensitization of users about the correct use. The other way is to create a healthy culture within the organization such that the ergonomic products can allowed to produce the desired effects. This would be like the case of having healthy breaks to avoid people sitting behind a screen for the better part of the day without breaks. The introduction of plants and partitions can also be seen as ergonomic as they reduce the distractions and the noise which increases the productivity levels.
The benefits that accrue from the use of these ergonomic products is that they help increase the productivity of the staff. This leads to high moral that makes the employees want to remain in that organization which is referred to as low turnover. This is usually a great way of improving the company’s image as the employer is seen to care for their employees. The organization also enjoys a reduction in the cost they would have to incur in insurance and legal fees in compensation employees who develop issues in the course of duty. This is because the use of ergonomic products uses the prevention approach which is more proactive than reacting to problems ones they occur.