The COVID-19 pandemic brought on swift and dramatic changes to industries around the world. For many workers, they were no longer allowed in the office. And those who were still spent many working hours at home. But with all this change, the one constant is that people need to rely on products that can provide lasting support – the increase in WFH workers’ compensation claims proves it. Working from home is the new normal, and so are the risks to bodies and bottom lines.
As people begin to return to the office environment there is much talk about what the new work-life will be like. Employees may feel apprehensive: they want to experience interaction with others, but they also want to feel comfortable and safe.
How are you sitting? Have you ever given thought to that? Leaning back in an office chair doesn’t seem like an activity that can be physically harmful, but studies are showing that sitting all day is one of the worst things you can do.
“What is Ergonomics?”
Ergonomics comes from two Greek words: Ergo: meaning work; and nomos: meaning laws – So ergonomics, literally, is the study of work laws.
A common way of defining ergonomics is “Fitting the job to the worker rather than fitting the worker to the job.”
Modern procurement teams care about more than the cost savings you achieve. Yes, finding new and greater opportunities for savings is important, but increasing procurement’s influence and becoming a strategic partner to the business are also top priorities. This means taking a more strategic approach to buying, and considering factors beyond price when making purchasing decisions.