Designing a workspace around human needs is important because productive workers are a competitive resource. The way workers interact with co-workers, and their workspace, shapes the quality of work they do. When people work safely and they enjoy their work, they feel good and they’re more productive! One third of workers using computers have reported experiencing back and neck pain.1

Stress and workload contribute significantly to work related health issues2. An employee’s sick leave costs approximately 2740 SEK per day3 but having an ergonomic workspace can significantly lower sick leave caused by a poor physical or psychosocial working environments4.

1. Magazine Välfärd, 2005:4, Statistiska Centralbyrån
4. Kinnarps Utbildningsmaterial inom ergonomi 20080819

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