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Lack of proper ergonomics in the workplace can lead to injury, increased absenteeism, and reduced productivity, eventually affecting an organization's profitability.

In addition, employers must meet legal and regulatory requirements to provide a safe work environment. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can work directly with employers to help prevent or decrease injuries by assessing and applying ergonomic principles to the work environment and workflow. This article will explain what the law requires and provide some best practices for ergonomic assessment.

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