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Task. People. Ergonomics. Learning Objectives. At the conclusion of this training you will be able to: Explain ergonomic principles Identify risks involved with working Additionally you will : Understand how the use of good ergonomic principles keep you safe. Applications of Ergonomics.

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learning objectives
Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this training you will be able to:

  • Explain ergonomic principles
  • Identify risks involved with working

Additionally you will :

  • Understand how the use of good ergonomic principles keep you safe
why is ergonomics challenging
Why is Ergonomics Challenging?

People are different

anatomy1
Anatomy

Tendons

muscles and joints
Muscles and Joints
  • Need rest to recover
  • Need good circulation
  • Maintain strength
risk factors
Risk Factors
  • Repetitive Motions
  • Forceful Exertions
  • Awkward Posture
  • Contact Stress
  • Vibration
repetitive motions
Repetitive Motions
  • No Rest for muscles and joints
  • Inflammation of tendons, nerves & joints
  • Loss of strength (Muscle fatigue)
  • Decreased circulation
  • Body position
forceful exertions
Forceful Exertions
  • Inflammation of tendons, nerves & joints
  • Poor grip (gloves, handles)
  • Loss of circulation
  • Loss of strength (Muscle fatigue)
awkward posture
Awkward Posture
  • Poor circulation
  • Arms above heart
  • Extended reach
  • Holding a fix position (static)
  • Twisting or bending
contact stress
Contact Stress
  • Loss of circulation
  • Inflammation to tendons, nerves & joints
vibration
Vibration
  • Poor circulation
  • Inflammation of tendons, nerves & joints
manufacturing ergonomics
Manufacturing Ergonomics

Risks:

  • Twisting or extending reach
  • Overhead Work (Circulation)
  • Repetition without rest
  • Standing Static (Circulation)
  • “Burping cases” (Palm as Hammer)
  • Resting on sharp edges (Circulation)
  • Number of task movements
manufacturing ergonomics1
Manufacturing Ergonomics

Injury Prevention:

  • Warm up muscles, joints
  • Neutral Position
  • Rotate muscle groups
  • Do not rest on sharp edges
  • Good grip
  • Switch feet positions
  • Take micro breaks
office ergonomics
Office Ergonomics

Risks:

  • Poor posture (tilted head, hunched)
  • Poor lighting
  • Long reach
  • Poor chair position
  • Poor monitor position
  • Resting on sharp edges
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Office Ergonomics

Injury Prevention:

  • Neutral Position
  • Arms close to body
  • Knees bent at 90o, feet flat while sitting
  • Monitor at correct height
  • Rest wrists while typing
  • Take breaks and stretch
ergonomics team
Ergonomics Team
  • Evaluate each task
  • Reduce the number of movements
  • Provide Feedback
  • Provide Ideas
  • Feasibility
if signs of injury exist
If Signs of Injury Exist
  • Inform Supervisor immediately
  • Complete an injury report
  • Rest specific body part
  • Ice
  • Early intervention is the key
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