ErgonomicsPresentati on 000

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Published on March 7, 2008

Author: Ulisse


ERGONOMICS:  ERGONOMICS What is it? Defined as…:  Defined as… The fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use and the environment they work and play in. Better described as…:  Better described as… As the science of “designing the job to fit the worker, not forcing the worker to fit the job”. Addresses areas such as::  Addresses areas such as: Physical stressors Environmental factors PHYSICAL STRESSORS:  PHYSICAL STRESSORS Are often times repetitive motions, vibrations or using excessive force Examples::  Examples: Repetitive: typing, assembly line, answering phones, rocking a baby Vibrations: jack hammer, sander, power tools, truck driver, driving a motorcycle Excessive force: lifting heavy objects, performing tasks in an awkward position (holding phone w/shoulder) ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:  ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Are items that effect hearing, vision, comfort and general health Examples::  Examples: Indoor air quality: dust, smoke, sawdust, chemical fumes Hearing: rock concert, jackhammer, machines Vision: improper lighting, sunlight (glare) OCCURENCES::  OCCURENCES: Usually caused by a motion that is repetitive or done in an awkward position. Does not occur with doing a process only a few times or only once. How does this effect us?:  How does this effect us? 1. Classroom 1. Arms & legs 2. Back 3. Head & neck 4. Wrists & hands How does this effect us?:  How does this effect us? 2. Tool selection -2 areas of discomfort: 1. Repetitive muscle use 2. Excessive wrist bending WORKZONE:  WORKZONE Best workzone -As far forward with arm slightly bent -Upper level heart height -Lower level waist height -Not full extension with arms Preferred workzone -As far forward when arm is straight out -foot either side of shoulder -Upper level shoulder height -Lower level tip of fingers at sides WORKZONE:  WORKZONE

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