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Office Ergonomics. What is ergonomics? An applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact.

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1 Office Ergonomics

2 What is ergonomics? An applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. In an office environment, typically it is adapting your computer workstation to fit your individual needs. Office Ergonomics

3 Office Ergonomics Improper Ergonomics/Bad Body Mechanics Actions Leading to Discomfort: Wrists outside of neutral position Squinted eyes Slumped posture Elbows out

4 Office Ergonomics Improper Ergonomics/Repetitive Motion Other Causes of Discomfort: Repeating the same motion over and over again

5 Muscular conditions that result from repeated motions formed in the course of normal work or daily activities due to improper ergonomics Examples include: –Carpal Tunnel Syndrome –Tennis Elbow –Trigger Finger Office Ergonomics Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

6 Organize your Workstation Keyboard Mouse Phone Calculator Documents Office Ergonomics Avoiding Discomfort and Injury

7 –Give your body, including your eyes, time to rest –Rotate job tasks Office Ergonomics Avoiding Discomfort and Injury

8 Inadequate lighting Improper monitor brightness Direct and reflected glare 20/20/20 Rule Ctrl & scroll up to zoom in Eye exam Lens prescription Office Ergonomics Avoiding Discomfort and Injury/Office Lighting

9 Straining neck to view monitor Twisting of your neck and/or back Office Ergonomics Red Flags

10 Reaching for keyboard and/or mouse Poor lumbar support Office Ergonomics Red Flags

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