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Ergonomic Tips for Computer Users Presenter . Swati Verma MBA(AB) 1

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Content Definition Prevention Warning sings An Ergonomic Workstation Exercises for the office 2

Definition:

Definition The word "Ergonomics" comes from two Greek words " ergon “ meaning work and " nomos " meaning "laws” Ergonomics study how people physically interact with their work fitting the job, the equipment and the work environment to the worker Ergonomics covers all aspects of a job, from the physical stresses to environmental factors 3

Prevention:

Prevention Improper computer workstation set up can lead to injuries Need to know the warning signs of ergonomic issues Need to know the proper workstation set up 4

Warning Signs:

Warning Signs Tension in your back, neck, shoulders Aching hands or wrists Headaches Pressure due to eye strain Awkward postures, using force and lack of rest can amplify these problems. 5

An Ergonomic Workstation:

An Ergonomic Workstation Properly adjust your workstation Monitor, keyboard, mouse, chair, etc. Stretch tight/tired muscles Take mini-breaks

Chair:

Chair Height: Keyboard just below elbows Feet flat on floor or supported by foot rest Lean back into the chair Lumbar support should maintain “S” curve Shoulders, neck, arms relaxed Use the arm rests ONLY when resting, never while using keyboard or mouse

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Keyboard:

Keyboard Just below elbow height Flat if on the desk – don’t use the “feet” Negative tilt if on tray Sloped away from the body Keep wrists STRAIGHT, fingers relaxed It is okay to use a palm rest. Only rest your PALMS on it. Never rest your wrists on any surface.

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Monitor:

Monitor Arm’s length away Top line of text should be eye height Reduce glare by tilting or moving screen

Breaks:

Breaks Frequent mini-breaks help the body recover Stretch your neck, shoulders, forearms, any muscles that are tight or tired Rest your eyes by looking at distant objects

Office of Horrors:

Office of Horrors 16

Ideal Office:

Ideal Office 17

Additional Setup Steps:

Additional Setup Steps Eliminate any reflection on your monitor. Position any additional equipment in accessible places. 18

Exercises for the office:

Exercises for the office One of the biggest injury risk factors is static posture. Try to spend at least 5 minutes every hour away from your computer. Remember to ONLY stretch to the point of mild tension. Try to incorporate the stretches into your daily routine. This slide provides some illustrations of simple active stretches to perform at the office. 19

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Hand Exercises Tightly clench your hand into a fist and release, fanning out the fingers. Repeat 3 times 20

Back and Shoulder Exercises:

Back and Shoulder Exercises Stand up straight, place your right hand on your left shoulder and move your head back gently. Do the same thing for the right shoulder 21

Head and Neck Exercises:

Head and Neck Exercises Move head sideways from left to right and back to left Move head backwards and then forward 22

Computer and Desk Stretches …:

Computer and Desk Stretches … Sitting at a computer for long periods often cause neck and shoulder stiffness and occasionally lower back pain Be sure to get up and walk around the office 23

Computer and Desk Stretches:

Computer and Desk Stretches 24

Computer and Desk Stretches:

Computer and Desk Stretches 25

Thank You:

Thank You 26