A recent article circulated to members of the military stresses the important of ergonomics, which is the study and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. However, a work space that promotes poor ergonomics is a safety risk, not only in the military, but in civilian work spaces as well.
Poor ergonomic risk factors include non-neutral postures, repetition, force, mechanical compression, duration, vibration, and temperature extremes. Experts say limiting exposure to these hazards reduces the potential for worker fatigue, errors, and unsafe acts while simultaneously increasing effectiveness and efficiency. It is important therefore to fit the workstation to the worker, and not the other way around. Julie Shelley "Command Spotlight - National Safety Month: Ergonomics should be considered while reducing risks in workplace" www.fortleetraveller.com (Jun. 18, 2020).