Following ergonomic best practices amid COVID-19

Keeping workers safe in offices, plants and at home requires careful analysis

By Timothy (Tim) Pottorff

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down more so than since World War II and the flu pandemic of 1918. The advantage we had in 2020 was a combination of greater scientific knowledge and ability, combined with modern communications that allowed millions of people around the world to transition from working in offices to working at home. However, millions more people, particularly those in food processing and manufacturing, did not have the option of working at home during lockdowns that lasted for months and affected nearly every person in the world in one way or another.

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