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  1. Computer Workstation - Ergonomics for Mouse Users Andrew Drewczynski Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety www.ccohs.ca

  2. Common questions about using a computer mouse • What can I do to avoid discomfort and/or MS problems while using a computer keyboard along with the mouse? • What is the best position for the computer mouse?

  3. What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics is the discipline that matches the job to the worker and the product to the user.

  4. The Job’s Components

  5. Workstation – One of the Job’s Most Important Components No one can work safely and comfortably at a sub-standard workstation

  6. You and Your Workstation www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/office/ fatigue

  7. Standard Layout

  8. Mouse – What it Does

  9. Mouse – Common complaints

  10. Mouse Platform

  11. Mouse Platform

  12. Keyboard with a Touch Pad

  13. Keyboard with a Touch Pad

  14. Short Keyboard

  15. Where Else Can You Keep the Mouse?

  16. Where Else Can You Keep the Mouse?

  17. Proof-Reading

  18. Task Design – Another of the Most Important Job’s Components Even the “best” workstation does not guarantee comfort and safety if tasks are poorly designed

  19. The Job’s Components

  20. Work/Rest- Breaks • Standard breaks • Computer work • Scheduled vs. Spontaneous Work-Breaks • 5 – 10 min every hour – a must • Micro-breaks? Mini-breaks? • What are those breaks for? (muscular tension must drop to 0) • Working in a hurry

  21. Reduce Mouse Use • Function Keys vs. Mouse • Separate Typing from “Mousing”

  22. Worker – The Component of Utmost Importance

  23. Need more info? • Visit:www.ccohs.cawww.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ • Call: 1-800-668-4284 (Client Services) 1-800-263-8466 (Inquiries Service) • E-mail: inquiries@ccohs.ca • Mail: CCOHS – Inquiries Service 250 Main Street East Hamilton ON L8N 1H6