A safe and healthy work environment provides the foundation for all employees to be at their most productive. Not only does it promote productivity in the workforce, but it also helps prevent accidents, lawsuits and, in extreme cases, serious injury and loss of life.
A clear and robust ergonomic policy, like this one from TechRepublic Premium, establishes the parameters of a safe and healthy work environment and should be part of every organization’s standard policies and procedures.
From the policy:
EXPECTATIONS FROM THE COMPANY
To meet the goal of providing a safe and ergonomically healthy work environment for all employees, the company will:
Provide and maintain on-premises office equipment and furnishings that conform to the standards and specifications outlined in this policy. For instance, standing workstation units or ergonomic desk chairs will be provided as needed.
Provide and maintain equipment to support remote workstations (such as for employees who work from home) that conform to the standards and specifications outlined in this policy. Note that the company will not be responsible for providing home-based furniture to employees.
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