Ergonomics: Saving your Back and Arms. Chapter 4.1.5. Overview. Ergonomics is the study of efficient use of space to save our energy and prevent injury . The work of SSPs is both mental and physical .
In the next slide, instructor Jelica Nuccio demonstrate the conversational position for communicating tactually, while SSPs gather around to watch.
Be sure your shoes and clothes support your work.
Clothes with generous pockets and a small day-pack or purse that you can wear over your shoulder or across your chest will help free up your hands.
Your shoes should be comfortable, with flat, non-slip soles for good balance. Sandals are often attractive and comfortable, however they do not protect your feet from being bumped or accidentally stepped on.
In the next slide the woman is reading the tactile map with her left hand. The SSP-guide verbally describes the map while gently guiding the blind woman’s hand to the mark.