Employees are spending more and more of their hours in front of a computer, both at work and at home. As the capabilities of computers increase, more workers are using them, even in non-office environments. This is clearly evident in healthcare, as facilities transition to electronic medical records, radiology reading rooms move images from film to computer screens, and pharmacy operations become more automated. As the volume and intensity of computer work increases, there also has been an increase in musculoskeletal problems.
P.S. Associates offer a spectrum of services designed to optimize comfort, safety, and productivity for computer users. We offer assessments for individuals experiencing discomfort, returning to work after an injury, or who have other requirements for workstation accommodations. P.S. Associates also provides ergonomics training programs for groups of computer users to help them identify and resolve workstation problems themselves, to prevent discomfort or injury.
Click below to read about research on evaluating and controlling the risks of musculoskeletal discomfort and injury in intensive computer users: