Presentation on theme: "Workstation Ergonomics"— Presentation transcript:
1 Workstation Ergonomics Make your work area more comfortable and productive
2 Common Risks for Office Workers Poor PostureBack painHead and Neck discomfortShoulder, arm, hand and wrist discomfortLeg and foot discomfortCirculation problemsHeadachesLong duration and lack of task varietyMusculoskeletal injury and occupational overuse syndrome
3 Common Risks for Office Workers cont’d Glare and LightingEye discomfort, eye strain and headachesPoor working environmentExposure to noise, poor air quality and uncomfortable temperature
4 Workstation Essentials Office FurnitureAdjustable and supportive chairA fixed height desk with a height adjustable footrest, or an adjustable deskMonitorTop of screen is at or below eye levelMonitor positioned to reduce glare and reflections
5 Workstation Essentials cont’d Frequent changes in posture and regular breaks from sittingSufficient work surfaceSufficient area to enter and move about the work areaAllow for frequent changes in positionStorage for personal items and work requirementsWork EnvironmentSatisfactory temperatureNot too noisyAppropriate lightingGood air quality
6 Workstation Ergonomic - Self-Assessment If you are worried about the comfort of your workstation you should carry out a Workstation Ergonomics Self AssessmentYou can solve many workstation problems yourself. By using this power point presentation as a guide conduct a Self Assessment and make changes to your workstation as you see fit.
7 Workstation Evaluation If the results of your self assessment identify that problems exist with your workstation, you should in the first instance discuss these issues with your Supervisor.If you have any further concerns or require further assistance, please contact the Human Resources – Occupational Health & Safety Service Line Leader.
8 In the meantime………….Some useful information to help you assess your office and workstation can be in the Office Ergonomics Booklet – A guide for employees. Click on the link to view a copy of the bookletClick on this link for some helpful exercises you can complete at work