Ergonomics Thomas Esch

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Published on July 7, 2014

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Ergonomics: Ergonomics Workplace Ergonomics Make your work area more comfortable and productive This guy needs more than a new chair!! by Thomas Esch BOS 13 Presentation Objectives : Quelle: 1a-buerowelt Presentation Objectives What is Ergonomics Ideally Ergonomics Ergonomics Factors Cumulative Trauma Disorders Risk Factors Prevention Strategies Sources What is Ergonomics : What is Ergonomics “ ergo” = work “ nomics” = study of PowerPoint Presentation: What is Ergonomics ERGONOMICS Fancy word for the science of arranging and adjusting the work environment to fit the employee’s body. PowerPoint Presentation: Ideally, ergonomics: Makes the job safer by preventing injury and illness Makes the job easier by adjusting the job to the worker Makes the job more pleasant by reducing physical and mental stress Saves money What is Ergonomics PowerPoint Presentation: Ergonomic Factors Two Categories of Ergonomic Factors 2.Physical 1.Environmental Environmental Factors : Environmental Factors Environmental factors may affect: Hearing e.g. Excessive noise Vision e.g. Improper lighting General comfort and health e.g. Temperature extremes PowerPoint Presentation: Physical factors place pressure or stress on parts of the body: Joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, bones Physical Factors Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Cumulative Trauma Disorders The injuries which incur in case of overload of nerves, tissues, joints or tendon is referred to as “Cumulative Trauma Disorders” (CTDs) Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Cumulative Trauma Disorders C umulative = occurring gradually over a period of weeks, months, or years T rauma = bodily injury to nerves, tissues, tendons, or joints D isorders = physical ailments or abnormal conditions Risk Factors: Risk Factors The main risk factors for office-related CTDs are: Repetition e.g. Thousands of keystrokes typing Awkward positions or posture e.g. Leaning forward at your desk Excessive pressure or force e.g. Typing with too much force or “pounding” the keys But the good news is....: But the good news is.... There are simple ways to help yourself! Prevention Strategies: Prevention Strategies Strategies for the invironment factors: For an mental activity there should be a maximum noise of 55 dB For an office-job there should be an illumination of 300 lux There should be enough movement space The room temperature should be 21-22 degrees PowerPoint Presentation: Prevention Strategies Sitting Correctly 90 ° angle between upper and forearm 90 ° angle between upper and lower leg The knees should not touch the chair PowerPoint Presentation: A good office chair is height adjustable and has a flexible backrest which adapts to the movements of the user The backrest should be adjusted so that the back is comfortably supported Prevention Strategies Office Chair / Desk PowerPoint Presentation: Distance from the monitor at least 50 cm (For larger units up to 80 cm) The monitor should be parallel to the window Straight head posture The top of the screen should be at eye level or slightly lower Prevention Strategies Monitor PowerPoint Presentation: Keyboard and mouse should be positioned centrally The mouse should be at elbow height The feet should be set flat on the floor or a footrest. Prevention Strategies Mouse/Keyboard PowerPoint Presentation: Prevention Strategies dynamic sitting Dynamic sitting is to change the seat position as often as possible Therefore you sit times leaning forward , times upright , times leaning backwards The floor under the desk should be free, so that the feet can be moved easily. PowerPoint Presentation: Prevention Strategies Strategies for reduction of pressure and force Do not pound the keys. Use a light touch. Use two hands to perform double key operations Position frequently used equipment so that you don’t have to reach for it. PowerPoint Presentation: Sources www.google.com www. iaw . uni - bremen .de www.1a-buerowelt.de PowerPoint Presentation: QUESTIONS? PowerPoint Presentation: Thank you for your attention

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