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Loss Prevention and Control Ergonomics PowerPoint ® Training. Ergonomics Assessor Training. Office Ergonomics Assessor Training. This training is provided by the RMD Loss Control Bureau. The purpose of this class is to train you to become an ergonomics assessor within your state agency.

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    1. Loss Prevention and Control Ergonomics PowerPoint® Training Ergonomics Assessor Training

    2. Office Ergonomics Assessor Training This training is provided by the RMD Loss Control Bureau. The purpose of this class is to train you to become an ergonomics assessor within your state agency. • You will learn various methods to fit and adjust a seated workstation to individual employees' needs. • Following the class you will be expected to complete and submit three office ergonomic assessments to Gerald Rodriguez, State Loss Control Manager to receive your certificate.

    3. Office Ergonomics Assessor • This office ergonomic assessor class provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a basic office ergonomic assessment. • With hands on assistance by RMD/Loss Control Specialists you will learn how to analyze and adapt workstations to make them safer and help employees understand how to work in ways that protect them from injury. • This course is 3 hours in length.

    4. Course Objectives • Identify the anatomical areas susceptible to injuries and differentiate the causes, signs and symptoms of MSDs. • Learn the elements and application of an approved ergonomics jobsite analysis form. • Recognize and prioritize office equipment challenges, and identify appropriate office equipment and accessories to address those challenges • Demonstrate and practice prevention strategies. • Practice ergonomics problem solving.

    5. What is Ergonomics? • Science of fitting the workstation to the worker • Reduces exposure to MSD risk factors • Involves management and employee responsibilities

    6. General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act 29 USC 654 SEC. 5. Duties (a) Each employer -- (1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees; (2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct. www.osha.gov

    7. What can I do? • Learn about MSDs and risk factors • Report MSD symptoms immediately • Evaluate your work- station for risk factors • Adjust working habits • Arrange workstation

    8. Why Ergonomics? • 1.8 million work-related MSD’s each year • 600,000 require time away from work to recover • Ergonomics prevents MSD’s

    9. Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Most-work related MSD’s develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment.

    10. CTS – CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Trigger Finger Rotator Cuff Tendinitis:The most common shoulder tendon disorder. CTS (compression of median nerve). Pressure of bending wrist will constrict tunnel. Trigger Finger- inflammation of tendons within tendon sheaths. Tendinitis-inflammation of the tendon attached to bone and muscle. COMMON TYPES OF MSD’S

    11. Median Nerve

    12. Carpal Tunnel Release

    13. Carpal Tunnel Release

    14. How do these injuries occur? • Repetitive Tasks - performing the same movement over and over; • Awkward or Fixed Posture - working in an awkward position or holding the same position for a long time; • Fast Pace - having to work quickly; and/ or • Duration of Task with Insufficient Recovery Time - inadequate rest breaks. • Predisposing Risk Factors- Medical conditions.

    15. Tasks Associated with MSD’s • Data Entry • Document-intensive • Operator routinely enters data from documents • Data Acquisition and Transfer • Screen-intensive • Information from a form or the screen is matched with other data on the screen • Electronic file processing

    16. Tasks Associated with MSD’s • Word Processing • Document- and screen-intensive • Attention is focused on both places • Interactive • Recreational use • Game players

    17. Break Time • Mini-break—Relax your hands • Rest break—Do a different task • Eye break—Look away and blink

    18. Hand, Wrist, and Shoulder Stretches • Hand—Finger extensions • Wrist—Bend hands up and down • Shoulder—Shrug and roll your shoulders • Shoulder—Shoulder blade pinch • Shoulder—Overhead reach

    19. Neck, Back, and Arm Stretches • Neck—Nod head (4-5 times) Neck—Turn head (4-5 times) • Back/Arm—Hands behind head • Back/Arm—Bend forward (Knee to chest) • Back/Arm—Back bend

    20. Ethics as Assessors List of ways to act before, during, and after an assessment • Be Courteous • Be informative to the employee and supervisor • Be respectful of the employee’s workstation and personal items in work area • Answer any questions the employee or supervisor asks (If you are unsure, refer the question to your loss control coordinator) • Be professional at all times (Act and Dress professional)

    21. At the workstation (Cubicle or office) Moving the employee or items in the employee’s work area Try to always have another assessor, the LC Coordinator, or the employee’s supervisor at the workstation during the assessment. Always ask to move the employee and (or) the employee’s office equipment. Only adjust the employee to the correct position and (or) to perform the correct exercise. Always have another person with you, when adjusting and or repositioning an employee’s position. Ethics as Assessors

    22. Taking pictures for the Ergonomic Assessment Report Always ask the employee to take and pictures of them and their workstations. Request that all confidential material be placed at another location. Be Professional: Take pictures of employee using equipment before (and if needed, after) adjustments are made. Never Take Inappropriate Pictures Ethics as Assessors

    23. Office Workstation Evaluation Form

    24. Questions to ask yourself for the next couple of slides • Does the workstation look like this? • Does the workstation work for the employee or does the employee work for it? • Is the workstation ergonomically adjustable? • Is the workstation hurting the employee?

    25. 90 At your workstation…

    26. At your workstation… Small lever under front right

    27. At your workstation… Small lever under front left Tension knob under front seat

    28. 90+ At your workstation…

    29. At your workstation…

    30. At your workstation…

    31. At your workstation…

    32. At your workstation…

    33. At your workstation…

    34. Safe Use of The Mouse • Placing the mouse device directly in your immediate reach zone offers natural comfort and maximum hand-eye coordination. • Hold the mouse lightly, don't grip it hard or squeeze it. Place the mouse where you don't have to reach up or over very far to use it. The closer you can place it to your body the better.

    35. Hand Position For Mouse

    36. At your workstation…

    37. At your workstation…

    38. Corner Adapter Workstation Corner Makers; black; adjustable for surfaces 7/8" to 1-3/4" thick.

    39. Padded Arm Rests Perflex™ Gel Chair Arms™ provide hours of relief and improve computing comfort. Gel covers slip over most arms and contour to your elbows and forearms, reducing pressure points and improving circulation to the wrists and hands. Unlike some similar products that are mostly foam, Perflex Gel Chair Arms are 100% gel from top to bottom. Allows you to maximize chair arm support. Fits adjustable chair arms from 7"L to 11"L. Measures 4"W x 7"L.

    40. Quick Fixes • Foot Rest---Old phone books, a box, a shelf. • Lumbar support---A small pillow or cushion, a rolled up towel. • Monitor platform---An old phone book, a wooden shelf, use your imagination but make sure the platform is stable.

    41. Now you evaluate these workstations… Let’s see how you do.

    42. What’s wrong with this picture?

    43. What’s wrong with this picture?

    44. What’s wrong with this picture?

    45. What’s wrong with this picture?

    46. After the Assessment…Writing the report

    47. After the Assessment…Writing the report

    48. After the Assessment…Writing the report

    49. Questions? Remember there are no stupid Questions, so ask on…

    50. Names and Numbers • Gerald (Jerry) Rodriguez, LP & C Bureau Chief(505) 476-2177 – • Roger Montoya,LP & C Specialist(505) 827-0676 – • Adreien Jaramillo,LP & C Specialist(505) 827-0611 • Mike C. Perea, R.N., CEAS LP & C Specialist (505) 827-3296 –