Why do I need a Vehicle Desk?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common occupational health issue affecting millions of workers globally. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), MSDs are responsible for about 30% of all occupational injuries and illnesses worldwide. These injuries result from prolonged repetitive movements, awkward postures, and excessive force or pressure on the body. One effective way to prevent MSDs is to use ergonomic workstations, which are designed to reduce strain on the body and improve overall work performance.
What is an Ergonomic Workstation?
- Set-up is designed to reduce physical strain on the body while working.
- Reduces the risk of MSD's by minimizing the physical strain on the musculoskeletal system while seated for long periods of time.
- Makes the vehicle office environment as comfortable and efficient as possible so workers can be productive without jeopardizing their health.
The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that ergonomic interventions increased productivity by up to 13%. This means that not only are workers more comfortable in a properly fitted workstation, but they are exponentially more productive.
MSDs account for $15-20 billion in workers' compensation costs annually, making this an investment for employers that can literally save millions of dollars in the long term. Click below to see our ergonomic vehicle workstations for some inspiration.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a serious occupational health issue that can have long-term impacts on workers' health and well-being. Ergonomic workstations can reduce the risk of MSDs by improving posture, comfort, and productivity while reducing costs associated with injury and illness. The statistics support the use of ergonomic workstations as a preventative measure for MSDs and a beneficial investment for employers and employees alike.