The Ergonomics of Pipetting


Reducing Pain & Strain: The Ergonomics of Pipetting

Ergonomic injuries are widely recognized as a major factor in workplace health. About one-third of all occupational injuries and illnesses stem from overexertion and/or repetitive motion. Much of this can be prevented through appropriate changes in work habits.

Proper posture is the most important element in establishing good ergonomic work practices. During repetitive tasks such as pipetting, maintaining body positions that provide a maximum of strength with the least amount of muscular stress is important to minimize the risk of injury. A number of common pipetting techniques have been identified as potentially hazardous due to biomechanical stress factors, coupled with the ergonomic deficiencies of many existing pipette designs which fail to shield users from cumulative injuries linked to long sessions of awkward repetitive motion.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  1. The definition of ergonomics

  2. Best lab ergonomic practices

  3. Proper posture and pipette design to avoid RSI