AN ERGONOMIC DESK TO PREVENT MSDs

MSD Musculoskeletal Disorders await all sedentary workers. Muscular contractures, pain in the neck or back, even carpal tunnel syndrome are ailments caused by prolonged sitting, poor ergonomics of the workstation and professional stress.
MSDs mainly affect muscles, tendons and nerves. To offer sufficient working comfort to your employees and prevent these risks, two basic principles must be respected.

1. ADAPTED OFFICE FURNITURE TO PREVENT MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS

1.1 Take care of workstation ergonomics

Good posture is a natural position that keeps the joints in their comfort zones. A desk that is too low or too high, a chair set at the wrong height, positions the screen incorrectly and will cause either extension of the neck joint or downward bending.

A mouse too far away also creates an over-extension of the elbow which should ideally be placed closer to the body. The workstation must provide for all the elements inherent in the correct position of the user. There are many pieces of equipment available to restore good posture at the workstation.

A screen arm support allows you to perfectly adjust the placement of the screen.

A footrest has a double interest, it rests the entire lower part of the body, but can also make it possible to adapt the height of the seat in order to optimize the positioning of the head facing the screen.

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1.2 Organize the day in such a way as to change position regularly

These ergonomic recommendations are unfortunately not enough to prevent MSDs. The prolonged static station can only be fought in one way: you have to move.

You have to move to the office next door instead of phoning or sending an email, picking up or dropping off the mail yourself, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, changing the angle of the seat from time to time are so many simple gestures that will break the spiral of a sedentary lifestyle.

Ergonomics at work can be improved through the use of suitable ergonomic furniture.

2. THE HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE DESK

2.1 The height-adjustable desk

The height-adjustable desk is an effective way to combat Musculoskeletal Disorders.

There are different height adjustable workstations that you will choose depending on your budget and the use you want to give this desk.

2.1.1 Desk adjustable by rack

This is the classic desk. The adjustment is made during assembly, this desk is not intended to change its height during the day, which will remain fixed after installation.

It nevertheless allows you to adjust the height of the tray according to the size of your employee, whether he is shorter or taller than the average.

This will ensure a perfect position of the head in relation to the screen.

2.1.2 Electric height-adjustable desk

The height adjustable desk is the perfect piece for a standing workstation, it strikes that much-needed healthy balance between sitting and standing throughout the long working day.

This desk is associated with an electric control that provides up to three memory positions.

The main benefit of an electric control is to be able to memorize positions.

The user can for example provide a seated work height, a standing meeting height that he can operate with a simple touch of the finger!

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2.1.3 Gas spring desk converter

You won't need a full standing desk! Place the desktop converter on your work surface and you're ready to alternate between sitting and standing.

The lever releases the pressurized gas contained in an airtight tube which allows the platform to rise.

To return to the initial position or to lower the platform, you must operate the lever again and apply light pressure to the platform. This converter is adjusted by a simple push on a lever located on one side of the worktop.

Raising the plate is simple and quick and this mechanism does not require any electrical connection.

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We hope this guide has been useful to you. If you would like to deepen certain aspects or send us your suggestions, we are at your disposal at:

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