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Small changes, like adjusting the height of work surfaces, often suggested by employees, can cut ergonomic risk. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Finding good workers is half the battle — then you need to keep them healthy and productive. Today about 20% of days of missed work are due to injuries that happen as a result of poor office design. Companies that consider their employees’ work environment and how it can affect health and efficiency — known as ergonomics — can potentially reduce workplace injuries.

Most organizations see the frequency of ergonomic-related injuries and costs grow each year. But the simple fact is that people need to perform physical work, whether at a factory, a store or an office. 

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