Sawhorses were used to create standing workstations to minimize kneeling and bending -- image of man in blue work clothes and a blue helmet working with wood.

From construction sites to offices, musculoskeletal injuries make up the largest portion of workplace injury claims in Washington State.

Once an injury occurs, individuals involved may soon realize the cost associated with injury prevention would have been much less than the cost associated with the injury. Don’t let this happen or continue in your workplace!

Keep employees safe and working! Take preventive action by using the free information, resources, and services provided here to strengthen your workplace safety program.

About Ergonomics
Ergonomics is the science and practice of designing jobs or workplaces to match the capabilities and limitations of the human body.

What's New Computer Workstation Layout  Reach Zones: Interactive training resources, like our online Office Ergonomics course, provide practical guidance to reduce risk for injury in a variety of work places.
Check here for news and updates in the field of ergonomics, like featured ergonomics ideas, latest guidelines, and recommended sites of interest.

Services & Resources
Learn about the resources and services in ergonomics that L&I provides at no cost to Washington businesses.

Success with Ergonomics
Stories and examples of businesses in Washington State that successfully used ergonomics to keep their workers healthy, reduce workers’ compensation claims, improve morale, productivity and quality.

Evaluation Tools Screw-gun handle extensions are a widely- available modification used to reduce bending over during repetitive fastening activities, such as securing gang form sheeting.
Downloadable checklists and calculators to assist you in identifying musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards in your workplace.

Industry Guidelines Industry-specific ergonomics guidelines from business, labor and governmental organizations.

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