Workplace Ergonomics

Workplace injuries cost employers and their insurance companies hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

The number of work-related accident and injury claims reported in 2004 (the last date for which records were available) totaled 36,699, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Workers' Compensation Division. As a result of those claims, employers reported lost wages of almost $238 million. That does not include the costs incurred for medical bills or payments for partial or temporary disability.

Ergonomic Tips for your Work Area

Go beyond the adjustability of your furniture.


  • Maintain good posture when working.
  • Sit back fully in your chair to take advantage of seating contours and lumbar support.
  • Support the natural curvature of your spine.
  • Adjust your chair height to keep your knees equal to or lower than your hips while allowing your feet to rest fully on the floor.