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Title: Office Ergonomics Presentation (Public Entity) Author: jwiese Last modified by: Mary C Goble Created Date: 10/21/2009 7:13:48 PM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Office Ergonomics Presentation (Public Entity)


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Objectives
  • Common office ergonomic injuries
  • Key concepts
  • How to stage your computer work area
  • Early warning signs and when to report incidents

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Common Injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Pain or numbness in hand, wrist, or arm
  • Hand weakness inability to grip
  • Causes
  • Repetitive use of hand or wrist for prolonged
    periods
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes,
    or thyroid disorder
  • Narrow carpal tunnel

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Common Injuries
  • Eyestrain
  • Sore, tired, burning eyes
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sensitivity to light

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Common Injuries
  • Shoulder tension
  • Pain caused from improper positioning
  • Can be aching or sharp pain
  • Pain can radiate to neck and arms.

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Common Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the head or neck area
  • Can be caused by stress, positioning, trauma
  • Chronic pain can be caused by improper head and
    neck alignment.

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Common Injuries
  • Recognize signs that could result in serious
    injuries.
  • Numbness or burning sensation in hands
  • Swelling, stiffness, or reduced grip strength in
    hands
  • Pain in wrists, forearms, elbows, neck, or back

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Key Concepts
  • Neutral posture (GOOD)
  • Halfway zone
  • Persons ability to flex and extend
  • Comfortable working posture
  • Reduces risk of musculoskeletal disorders

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Key Concepts
  • Static positions (BAD)
  • A working position with no motion
  • Muscles become fatigued.
  • Blood flow is reduced.

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Computer Work Area
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Computer Work Area
  • Workstation guidelines
  • Top of monitor at or below eye level
  • Align head and neck.
  • Relax shoulders.
  • Align wrists and hands with forearms.

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Computer Work Area
  • Choose a chair with maximum adjustments.
  • Height
  • Seat depth
  • Seat angle
  • Lumbar support
  • Arm rests
  • Tilt

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Computer Work Area
  • Sit properly
  • Head balanced naturally over shoulders
  • Shoulders relaxed, not hunched
  • Forearms and thighs parallel to the floor

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Computer Work Area
  • Improper lighting can cause eye strain,
    headaches, and general fatigue.
  • Alter position of monitor to avoid glare.
  • Rest eyes periodically.
  • Include eye exercises in regular routine.

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Computer Work Area
  • Change positions frequently
  • Take breaks from repetitive tasks.
  • Get up and stretch.
  • Simple exercises

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Office Ergonomics Review
  • Appropriate keyboard placement
  • Correct mouse placement and use
  • No cradling the phone with your neck
  • Eye rest breaks
  • Short, frequent breaks get up and move.
  • Know how to adjust your chair.
  • Vary tasks.
  • Pace yourself.

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Summary
  • Learn common injuries.
  • Review work area tips.
  • Recognize early warning signs.
  • Minimize static positions.

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