As the use of computers in the office environment becomes more and more widespread, there is a growing recognition of the role of ergonomics in the workplace, with regard not only to the design of furniture and equipment but also to their correct usage by office staff.

Italian Law 626, passed in 1994, specified numerous aspects of working conditions to which employers must give due consideration in order to ensure the health and comfort of their staff.

Incorrect use of office equipment can lead to a series of disorders.

Susan Yarrow is a certified ergonomic adviser. She offers the following services in Rome and nearby locations: