Ergo & Laboratory Workers
Laboratory workers are at high risk for overuse injuries due to the nature of their work which often involves repetitive motions, static postures, awkward postures, high grip or pinch forces and neck flexion.
Using equipment such as microtomes, pipettes, biosafety cabinets (BSC) and microscopes are all common places we see laboratory workers experiencing discomfort. When ergonomic principals are adopted in the laboratory (ideally when designing a space), we can greatly reduce, or eliminate several of these risk factors.
So how do we reduce their ergonomic risk factors when performing laboratory work?