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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 Are often times repetitive motions, vibrations or using excessive force


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 Are items that effect hearing, vision, comfort and general health


Examples: Indoor air quality: dust, smoke, sawdust, chemical fumes Hearing: rock concert, jackhammer, machines Vision: improper lighting, sunlight (glare)


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 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



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