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Saturday, 20 June 2009 15:45

by Business Risk Assessments


Occupational Health & Safety in all its forms needs to be taken seriously in New Zealand. Recent changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Act confirm that we are now on the road to holding employers responsible for accidents or incidents related to foreseeable“hazards” in the work place.

Just a short time ago, very few of us had even heard of “ergonomics”. Today, ergonomics, or the relationship between people and their work, is a science with a growing body of evidence. Applying ergonomics by adjusting your chair, work surface, monitor, keyboard, mouse, lighting and modifying your work habits make working with a computer more comfortable. Furthermore, it also prevents injuries and increases productivity.

This website provides you with a quick, easy way to access the information you may need. The checklist helps you identify the changes you can make to obtain a healthy, comfortable work environment. This document represents best practices to prevent soft tissue injuries (STI) and other business losses.

Click on the links below to open information relating to

    * Your Chair
    * Your Monitor
    * Your Mouse & Keyboard
    * Your Work Surface
    * Your Lighting
    * Your Document Holder

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