Webinar presented methods of lightening the workload
Why should you invest in ergonomics? What good practices are there at workplace level to support healthy and flowing work? How is the individual taken into account in the planning? What kind of solutions have been implemented in practice?
The webinar 'Healthy and Fluent Workplaces – Results through Design' held on 3.6.2021 sought answers to these questions. The webinar was organised by the Centre for Occupational Safety as part of the Healthy Workplaces campaign.
The campaign expands the traditional physical perspective on ergonomics and aims to lighten the load also in the mental, social and cognitive sense. Studies have demonstrated that excessive cognitive load, being unsatisfied with work, too demanding work and limited opportunities for having an impact at work increase the risk of suffering musculoskeletal disorders.
Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common work-related ailments and they result in costs of billions of euros every year. According to the European Working Conditions Survey 2019, three out of five employees had musculoskeletal problems.