HFEM-SOCSO Program (2) 2017

Introduction to Office Ergonomics

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among office workers are receiving higher attention. Computer and office-based work is a growing occupation that is associated with an increase in WMSDs of the upper extremities and neck, and accounts for 30% of the total injury cases in 2005 (annual incidence rate 68.8 cases per 10,000 full time workers)1. Conducting ergonomics training does not only improve ergonomics knowledge but also lower the musculoskeletal risk2. Therefore a second awareness program to understand, identify risk factors and type of injury, and element of stress factors related to office environment has been successfully conducted on 25th April 2017 at CIESH Excellent Academy, Seri Kembangan, Selangor.

This is a second program organized by HFEM and supported by SOCSO for this year. We received a great participation from various fields such as design engineering, medical, safety and health, education and manufacturing industries. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest thanks to all participants in this program.

1Robertson, M. M., Ciriello, V. M. and Garabet, A. M. (2013) Office ergonomics training and a sit-stand workstation: Effects on musculoskeletal and visual symptoms and performance of office workers. Applied Ergonomics, 44,73-85.


2Robertsona, M.,[1]Amick III, B. C., DeRangoc,K., Rooneyd, T., Bazzanid, L., Harriste,R., and Mooref A. (2009) The effects of an office ergonomics training and chair intervention on worker knowledge, behavior and musculoskeletal risk. . Applied Ergonomics, 40, 124-135.

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