Workplace Ergonomics contributes substantially in Occupational Health and Safety.
Specifications of workplaces is described in various directives in legislation, as P.D. 16/1996 regarding “Minimum health and safety in workplace requirements, in compliance with directive 89/654/EOK”, P.D. 398/1994 regarding “minimum health and safety requirements in activities that include the use of monitors, in compliance with Council’s directive 90/270/EOK”, considering international standards and good practices.
Proper ergonomic workplace planning is linked with the use of proper equipment and body stance. It concerns office working environments along with activities taking place in industries, commercial businesses, etc.
Ergonomic planning evaluates the needs of the workplace and contributes to:
- The health of employees and prevention of vision, musculo-skeletal problems, etc.
- Employees’ mental health & well-being
- “Healthy” ageing with minimum implication due to working conditions
- Employee’s increased productivity
Biosafety undertakes the Facilities & Workplace Auditing regarding ergonomics, whether they are operational or the initial Facility & Workplace Ergonomic Planning if they are in the design phase, for each working activity.