These pages contains information about how to practice good ergonomics in the workplace.
Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary field. It 's about the adaptation between technique, work environment and human factors. Well applied ergonomics can increase work performance and output as well as reduce the prevalence of work-related stress injuries.
Ergonomics as a preventive measure in the workplace and how the Occupational Health Service (BHT) can contribute in this matter.
Proper ergonomics is important to prevent musculoskeletal pain.
Here you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to better the ergonomics in the home office.
The University of Bergen (UiB) has agreements with several suppliers for office furniture.
Long working hours in front of the computer or in static postures may lead to painful and stiff muscles and joints. This page contains tips on how to become more active during or away from work.
If an employee experiences eye vision problems, facilitating the workplace is the first thing that must be considered. Sometimes computerglasses or safety googles with vision correction is needed.
Awareness to the way tasks are done and the importance of variation in posture and movements, is of great importance for preventing musculoskeletal disorders.
During field work and while sailing the working conditions may vary. Sometimes the work will consist of heavy manual labour or time spent working in awkward positions.
What to consider if your work involves heavy manual labour or work in awkward positions.
Vibrations in the context of ergonomics, means that the body is being exposed to shaking or oscillations. We differ between whole-body vibrations and hand-arm vibrations. There’s an exposure-response relationship between exposure time and the health effects from it.