Presentation on theme: "How to Achieve an Ergonomic Computer Workstation"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to Achieve an Ergonomic Computer Workstation October 8, 2009How to Achieve an Ergonomic Computer Workstation58th Annual Governor’s IndustrialSafety & Health ConferenceOctober 7-8, 20092009 WA Govenor's Conference - LaSalle, Murphy, Pickett
2 Presenters Jeannette Murphy, OTR/L, CEA Leslie Pickett, PT Ergonomist, Injury Prevention SpecialistSt. Luke’s Rehabilitation, Spokane WALeslie Pickett, PTErgonomics and Injury Prevention SpecialistSwedish Medical Center, Seattle WALynn LaSalle, MOTErgonomist, Ergonomic CoordinatorMultiCare Health System (MHS), Tacoma WA
3 Participants will…Understand the ANSI/HFES human factors standards for creating an ergonomic computer workstation.Understand some of the challenges and solutions for using computers in the hospital settingUnderstand some of the challenges and solutions facing mobile laptop users.
4 ANSI/HFES 100-2007: Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations PurposeTo specify acceptable applications of human factors engineering principles and practices to the design and configuration of the human-hardware interfaces in computer workstations.
5 ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Application For computer workstations used regularly in office workplaces by users with normal perceptual and cognitive capabilitiesModerate to intensive computer usersNot intended for beyond the office workplace applicationGeneralizations to other applications exceed the scope of this standard.
6 ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Scope User Diversity Applies to computer workstations for a wide range of usersIn general the physical dimensions and force requirements are designed to accommodate at least 90 percent of the North American populationUser DiversityDesign is not intended to accommodate all users due to the very nature of diversity
7 ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Guiding Principles Enhance workstation usability by improving ease of use and ease of learningFacilitate user performance by encouraging task proficiency and error recoveryAccommodate users of various physical sizes and expertise levelsMaintain user performance by allowing postural changes that minimize static loadsPromote user satisfaction by fostering product acceptance and product usage
8 ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Limitations Not intended for transient computer work situations (e.g., using a laptop computer during airplane travel) or to workstations specially configured for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilitiesUse of a portable device in an office setting, such as a laptop computer in a docking station, is not an example of transient computer work.This standard does not apply to operator health considerations or work practicesFocus is to support operator performance through attention to the design aspects of the computer hardware and environment interfaces.No implications are made that conformance to this standard produces health-related outcomes.
9 This standard recognized that VDT users frequently change their working postures to maintain comfort and productivity. Four reference postures are used in this standard to represent a range of postures observed at computer workstations.
10 The Comfortable Work Space How to achieve an ergonomic computer workstationOctober 8, 2009The Comfortable Work SpaceANSI Standards, American National Standards InstituteHFES – Human Factors and Ergonomics SocietyDeveloped Human Factors Engineering of Computer WorkstationsFirst revision from 1988 standardsBased on ANSI/HFES Standards Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstation2009 WA Govenor's Conference - LaSalle, Murphy, Pickett