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Whats Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. Some examples of ergonomics are upward keyboard sloping, sitting for too long, chair is to low for your desk. To prevent these you can do exercises such as stretching your wrist, breathe deeply and relax, and stand up and stretch.
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Osha stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (OSHA) is a federal organization (part of the Department of Labor) that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training. This means you have the rights to have a safe environment and a healthy workplace, know about any hazardous chemicals, and report any injuries to another employer.

Negative Effects

Poor posture while sitting for extended periods of time has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered. Bad posture has been proven to have a negative effect on mood for those who sit for extended periods.Sitting still for long periods of time can lead to the formation of spider veins, mostly in women. The increased pressure of sitting and lack of circulation throughout the body is to blame for this.

Healthy Quotes

"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands." Jeff cooper

"Safety doesn't happen by accident." Unknown Author