Unseen workplace injuries can have a dramatic effect on your people.
A large majority of the work force in New Zealand these days spend a lot, if not nearly all their time at their desks. Over the past 20 odd years computers and workstations have created all sorts of new, often unseen, workplace injuries in the form of Occupational Overuse Syndrome or OOS.
For many people OOS is simply seen as a ‘irritation’ however without treatment and corrective measures put in place to fix it, it can have long term negative health benefits on the individual as well as productivity issues for a company.
What is OOS?
OOS is an injury that hides within the muscles of a person’s body and occurs due to the micro repetition of small movements of the muscles over an extended period of time. These micro movements, or muscle contractions, can begin to feel numb and then sore. They are often found in the fingers, hands, wrists, shoulders and neck of sufferers and result from poor posture and incorrect use of a computer for extended periods of time.
See below for the ways Life Care Consultants offers workstation assessments for your BUSINESS.
Life Care Consultants offers workstation assessments for your staff in two forms.