Ergonomics is all about fit – the fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use and the environment they work, travel and play in.
As part of its efforts to enhance the health and well-being of its members, SMOU saw it ‘fitting’ to educate its members about ergonomics. Held at the Mariners’ Lounge on 4 October, the workshop provided some 30 SMOU members with practical tips to manage ergonomic risks. Facilitated by Mr John Tan, a senior physiotherapist from Singapore General Hospital, members were introduced to the concept of good ergonomics, how to avoid injuries and the ideal workplace setup.
Members were also taught some stretching and strengthening exercises that they could practise. The insightful talk gave members a better understanding of maintaining a good posture.