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DGUV office guide: get to know health-friendly methods for office work

Although recognised as a low-risk environment, office workers are increasingly subjected to health threats, most often to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and psychosocial risks. In response, DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) issued a publication providing an overview of potential hazards and measures in the office business sector.

The guide offers a set of applicable principles to consider in order to enable ergonomic positioning and avoid work-related injuries and stress. It includes rules on how to adapt computer equipment, workplace setting along with its furniture, and work organisation to the workers’ needs.

Download the guide in English or German version.

Reduce risks in your office by applying more ergonomic approaches described in the OSHwiki article.