Before Karo’s Solution: Unilever’s Indonsa Savoury factory had a recurring and expensive problem: industrial chairs that kept breaking and needed replacing every three months. Their chairs were also failing to meet the necessary hygienic health and safety requirements required in a food producing environment. Furthermore, productivity was negatively affected by the chairs’ bad ergonomics. […]

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Understand your ergonomic chair’s skeleton and find out what the levers under your seat are used for in this article. It’s crucial that your workstation and ergonomic chair are adjusted according to your body type and height to improve your posture and overall productivity. But, how can you make sense of the skeleton and levers […]

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By now you should be aware that ergonomics in the workplace is an essential part of how you perform as an employee or employer. Aching backs and carpal-tunneled wrists lead to employee discontent, an increase in sick days and overall lower productivity. But an ergonomically optimal layout doesn’t just mean moving a few things around […]

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You finally ditched the open-plan office to work from home, but beware, there are underlying dangers to the home-office setup… and this is aside from no-one checking in on you and forcing you to do actual work. It’s while you do the actual work that you need to ensure things are in ergonomic order!

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Sitting is not naturally human, as data suggests, but being forced to sit uncomfortably day in and out is simply inhumane. Employers, take note. The South African Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 says explicitly: “[An] employer [is] to bring about and maintain as far as reasonably practicable, a work environment that is safe […]

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