The goal of Maricopa County's ergonomics program is to help create a work environment that is comfortable and efficient for County employees. Our ergonomic specialists review items such as the design and function of workstations, controls, displays, and lighting to fit an employee's physical requirements, capabilities, and limitations to ensure his/her health and well being.
Back pain is a common problem for many employees which is not always associated with a "bad chair." In fact, there are many reasons why individuals may experience back pain throughout their lifetime and often it is attributed to an individual's posture at their workstation.
Maricopa County employees are encouraged to take an Ergo class to learn how to prevent or relieve back discomfort and maintain a healthy posture. Elements of the class(es) include the following plus more.
Common Back Injuries
Exercises and Stretches
How to Maintain Proper Posture
Employees can check the TheHub for upcoming classes.