Monday, June 20, 2011 Management and Information Processing (cont.). Chapter 15 Office Design, Space, and Health Issues. Odgers, Administrative Office Management with Workbook, 13 th edition, Cengage Learning, 2008. Objectives:.
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Odgers, Administrative Office Management with Workbook, 13th edition, Cengage Learning, 2008.
When planning efficient office workflow, an administrative manager should:
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position keyboard tray either flat or at a downward slope (i.e. so that the row of keys beginning with the letters “QWERTY” is lower than the row of keys beginning with the letters “ZXCVBN.”
Wrists rests should generally not be used as actual resting places for your wrists while typing, but instead they are best used as a place to rest your wrists between periods of typing.
Just having ergonomically correct furniture and equipment in the office (chairs, keyboards, and monitors for example) isn’t enough if you don’t know how to make the furniture and equipment fit you and other workers in the workplace.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) (cont.)Treat carpal tunnel syndrome early, because if treated correctly it can be reversed.Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome can be surgical or non-surgical.
Non-surgical treatment is usually the 1st choice and may include modifying the way you use your hands (at work and at home), wearing wrist splints at night, and injecting the carpal tunnel with steroid medication. (for people with mild symptoms or symptoms that tend to come and go.
Surgical treatment for people with CTS should be considered when symptoms have failed to respond to the treatments just mentioned or if CTS is at a late stage and the symptoms are constant.