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Learn to Use Your "Ergonomic Eye"

Ergonomics is an important part of the overall healthcare safety program that ensures the well-being of all employees. The potential for MSDs while performing routine tasks exist in all areas of healthcare.

Staff should apply ergonomic principles to the performance of their job tasks and should report workplace design concerns. Each physical activity should be observed for opportunities to decrease physical stress and increase comfort.