Back pains, strains, and sprains are some of the most common types of workplace illnesses not only in the United States but also all around the world. What a lot of people don't know is that poor lighting can also lead to occupational hazards and low productivity levels.
A poorly-illuminated workplace, including those that have too much or too little light, improper contrast, incorrectly distributed light, and malfunctioning lights (flickering, for example), can cause numerous problems affecting both the employees and the businesses they work for.
Insufficient lighting and its effects
Poor lighting in workplaces increases the risk of safety and health hazards. As long as a workplace has these issues, employers can expect a rise in the number of injury-causing accidents and eye problems, as well as diminished worker productivity.
All these make it important that you know more about commercial lighting in your business, as well as what you should do to boost lighting ergonomics.
Poor lighting and health
Safety hazards due to bad lighting can lead to a person sustaining injuries. Your employees may misjudge the shape or the position of an object, causing them to hurt themselves in the process. Too much or too little light can also make people strain their eyes, and the longer this takes place, the greater their risk for eye discomfort, headaches, and dizziness.
Lighting ergonomics 101
Invest in lighting ergonomics not only because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires it, but also because you want to keep your employees safe, healthy, and productive.
One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to enlist a professional lighting service provider to install the correct systems in your place of business. AMPRO recommends you find a company that conducts emergency services as well.
The last thing you want is to see your workers getting into accidents, sustaining injuries, or suffering from eye disorders. And because you don't want the OSHA to cite you for negligence, make sure you have proper illumination in the workplace.