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Should Your Company Really Be Worried About Good Ergonomics?


What do you think of when you hear that word?

Some may think it is just a buzzword created by HR and Marketing to describe and validate expensive workstation gadgets. However, chances are, since you subscribe to our newsletter, you know the meaning of the word “ergonomics” and why it is so important to company success.

Just in case you were wondering what the technical definition of “Ergonomics” is, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) defines it as “the systematic application of relevant information about human capabilities, limitations, characteristics, behavior and motivation to the design of machines, tools, procedures, and processes used by people and the environment in which they use them.”

That is a mouthful, and can still be confusing for an individual who is not in charge of ergonomics. Which is why HFES designated October “National Ergonomics Month” in 2003. This annual month-long campaign is geared towards raising awareness and promoting the importance of ergonomics to the general public.

We could number off several statistics for you as to why ergonomics is important. And we will. The bottom line is good ergonomics equals good business.

  • OSHA estimates that $1 of every $3 spent on workers’ compensation is due to ergonomics issues.
  • Work-related MSDs are one of the most reported causes of lost productivity in the workplace
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that ⅓ of all worker injury and illness cases are due to MSDs.
  • Direct costs of MSDs total $15-$20 billion annually

That is why SmartCells Cushioning Technology products are engineered using ergonomic technology, based on valid, time-tested research.

In fact, Dr. Martyn Shorten, a biomechanical engineer who hailed as the Head of Research at Nike and now owns his own Biomechanics company, tested SmartCells Cushioning Technology and validated our claims to being a truly ergonomic cushioning solution.

So when we say, “SmartCells anti-fatigue products are ergonomically engineered to provide optimal levels of comfort for standing workers”, we aren’t just capitalizing on a buzzword, we have the proof to back it up.

But don’t take our word for it, check out what these customers have to say about SmartCells Cushioning Technology.

Convinced now? Click the button to order your SmartCells solution today.

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