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Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 1 OCFO All Hands Meeting – 50 Auditorium (3/9/06) Ergonomics and Safety Refresher Have You Ergod Lately? Jeffrey Chung, PhD CFHP.

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1 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 1 OCFO All Hands Meeting – 50 Auditorium (3/9/06) Ergonomics and Safety Refresher Have You Ergod Lately? Jeffrey Chung, PhD CFHP EH&S Division

2 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 2 OCFO SAAR Trends (7/1/00 – 3/9/06) S/A Year 7/1/ /30/2001 7/1/ /30/2002 7/1/ /30/2003 7/1/ /30/2004 7/1/2004 – 6/30/2005 7/1/ /9/2006 Total SAARs 12 8 ergo[75%] 4 3 ergo[75%] 8 4 ergo[50%] 7 2 ergo[29%] 7 4 ergo[67%] 8 3 ergo[38%] First Aid Cases 7 3 ergo[43%] 2 2 ergo[100%] 5 1 ergo[20%] 4 1 ergo[25%] 7 4 ergo[57%] 6 2 ergo[33%] Recordable Cases 5 5 ergo[100%] 2 1 ergo[50%] 3 3 ergo[100%] 3 1 ergo[33%] 0 0 ergo[0%] 2 1 ergo[50%] Hours Worked 129,398133,724139, ,691294,449 (6 months) 161,619 TRC Rate (6 months) 2.47 # Days Lost / Restricted 0 Lost 0 Restrict. 0 Lost 6 Restrict. 91 Lost 154 Restrict. 0 Lost 0 Restrict. 0 Lost 0 Restrict. 0 Lost 0 Restrict.

3 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 3 Ergonomic injuries are NOT fortuitous events!

4 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 4 Contributing Causes to Injuries Hurrying – inattention to surroundings while rushing from one destination to another. Increased workload or tight deadlines. Footwear – wearing of proper footwear (e.g., wearing heels/platform shoes at work). New/upgraded institutional database systems that increase pointing device use. Maturing Workforce (wear and tear) Infrequent heavy lifting (H 2 O bottles, tote boxes, etc.) Repetitive nature of daily work activities.

5 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 5 Sources of Workplace Ergonomic Risks Repetitive Motions Postural Stressors Contact Stressors Static Exertions Forceful Exertions Independently or In Combination Force – Frequency – Posture - Duration

6 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 6 Ergonomic Risk Factors Awkward Postures and Reaches Static postures Repetitive motion Forceful exertion Contact pressure

7 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 7 Ergonomic Hazards - Before

8 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 8 Ergonomic Intervention - After

9 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 9 Warning Signs Watch for: Tingling or numbness in hands Pain: sharp, dull or burning sensation Stiffness, reduced range of motion in arms, wrists Clumsiness, loss of grip strength or coordination Visual fatigue, watery eyes, dryness.

10 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 10 Cumulative Trauma Disorders Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis Trigger Finger Epicondylitis De Quervains Tenosynovitis Wrist Ganglion Cyst

11 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 11 Employee Expectations Promptly report ergonomic concerns and/or discomfort to supervisor. Report to Health Services for medical assistance. Request ergo evaluation to identify at risk conditions. Properly utilize ergo accessories. Consistently perform safe ergonomic work practices.

12 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 12 Supervisor Responsibilities Complete Job Hazards Questionnaire (JHQ) within 1 month of employees hire; update annually or when job changes. Review Training Profile. Ensure completion of required training within 6 months of employment or with new job assignment. Request ergo evaluation if employee works > 4 hours at computer. Know CUE requirements. Implement ergo evaluation recommendations. Direct employees with ergo-related discomfort to Health Services. Complete SAAR reports within 2 working days.

13 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 13 Triggers for an Ergo Evaluation Discomfort or pregnancy New Employee New/different job assignment(s) requiring more computer time or repetitive motions Physical move/relocation Visit to Physician or WComp Claim opened Acquisition of new computer equipment or computer furniture

14 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 14 Online Ergo Evaluation Request Screen

15 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 15 Online Ergo Eval Request Can be made by employee, ergo evaluator, supervisor or safety coordinator. Steps: Go from A-Z index to Ergo Information for Employees. Then click Evaluation Request. in left margin. Enter LDAP user name and password. Complete information. Submit.

16 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 16 Ergo Evaluation Process!

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18 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 18 Stairways and Step Stools When using a step stool: Make sure it is tall enough. Place on even surface. Climb facing the steps. Dont over reach. Hold handrail Eyes on path Proper footwear Carry small packages Watch out for debris

19 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 19 Ergo Resources Go: A-Z S Stretchware : Computer Work Break Software Download Stretchware: Ergo Display Center Ergo Website, classes, CDs and videos LBNL Chair and Workstation Loaner Programs EH&S Ergo Accessories Loaner Program Consult with ergo evaluator, safety coordinator, EH&S division liaison and/or healthcare professional. New EHS 62 WorkSmart

20 Jeffrey Chung (x5818) 20 In Closing... Invest in basic ergo equipment: chair and keyboard tray, compatible input devices, etc. Request preventive ergo evaluations. Maintain safe ergonomic postures and movements (work and home). Report of fatigue/discomfort (do not ignore!) Seek assistance from Health Services. Implement timely ergo corrective actions. Complete SAAR investigations (2 days of receipt).


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