It has long been recognized that a healthy employee is a benefit to an organization because of less lost time for illness and a better work attitude. While employee wellness is promoted to help employees establish a healthy lifestyle outside of work, it is equally important to establish an ergonomic program in the workplace to ensure that pre-existing health conditions, poor work habits, poor postures and repetitive motion activities do not accumulate towards injuries and do not diminish work efficiencies. Ergonomics is an important component of an employee wellness program.

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