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Ergonomic Tips for Your Office

Haven't got time for the pain that accompanies office work? Read on to find out how to make your office ergonomically correct.

By David Doran

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Last February, OSHA proposeda workplace ergonomic standard designed to protect workers whosejobs put them at risk for repetitive strain injuries (RSI).According to the agency, work-related musculoskeletal disorders(including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, herniated disc andlower back pain) cause American workers to lose more than 600,000workdays each year, sapping productivity and forcing employers tospend an ever-increasing amount on worker's compensation claimsand associated health costs.

While intense opposition from business leaders, labor officialsand Congress makes it extremely likely the new ergonomics standardwill be appealed , the proposal has made business owners both largeand small more aware of the link between a healthy,ergonomically-designed workplace and the productivity of theirbusiness.

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