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ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS Designing The Workplace To Best Protect The Health And Safety Of Employees
2 SOME ERGONOMIC HAZARDS u Repetitive Motion, Static Pressure, Poor Posture, Force, Stress, Unstable Position, Awkward Position, Lifting, Twisting, Lighting, Vibrations
3 SOME ERGONOMIC HAZARDS u Pressure, Joint Or Muscle Deviation, Carrying, Air Quality, Uncomfortable Temperatures, Unstable Positions, Chemicals, Sharp Objects, Extended Exertion Time, Etc.
4 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Adjust Chair To Fit The User u Adjust Height And Position Of Keyboard u Adjust Desk Or Table To Fit Employee
5 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Use Footrest For Dangling Feet u Use Footrail Or Footstool For Standing Workers u Adjust Tilt and Curvature Of Keyboard To Match Natural Hand Position
6 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Adjust Height Of Work Surface For Standing Workers u Place Most Used Task Materials Within Nearest Reach Zone u Prioritize Materials According To Reach Zones
7 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Improve Housekeeping, Eliminate Clutter u Organize Storage Areas To Minimize Hazardous Lifting u Avoid Leaving Items On Work Area Floor, Not Even Temporarily
8 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Minimize Static Lifting, Especially Upward u Organize Work And Work Area To Avoid Awkward Postures u Request Help With Heavy, Bulky, Or Awkward Lifting Tasks
9 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Remove Obstructions To Passageways And Storage Access u Provide Regular Equipment Checks And Maintenance. Repair Or Replace As Needed
10 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Assure Work Processes Are The Least Strenuous And Stressful u Assure The Most Natural Body Positions Are Being Used u Take And Properly Use Rest Breaks
11 u Dilute Exposure To Strenuous And Stressful Tasks. The Greater The Exposure, The Greater The Dilution u Do Not Rest Wrists On Sharp Or Hard Edges ERGONOMIC AIDS
12 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Place Mouse Within Easy Reach With No Hindrances To Use u Blow Dust From Mouse Ball Cavity Wash Ball With Mild Soap And Water u Top Of VDT Should Be No Higher Than Eye Level
13 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Use “Soft-Touch” When Keyboarding u Locate VDT To Minimize Glare u Use Screen Hoods Or Glare Guards To Minimize Glare
14 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Keep VDT Screen Clean And Free From Dust u Reduce Excessive Light, Especially For Computer Work u Do Not Cradle The Phone On The Shoulder
15 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Organize Work And Area To Minimize Bending And Squatting u Plan Work To Break Up Extended Periods Of Repetitive Motion Tasks u Limit Excessive Exposure Duration To Vibrations
16 u Minimize Work And Use PPE In Extreme Temperatures u Report Hazards And Hazardous Situations To Your Supervisor u Eliminate ALL Fall Hazards (Slips & Trips) ERGONOMIC AIDS
17 ERGONOMIC AIDS u Take Health And Safety Seriously, On The Job And Away u Know Safe Processes And Procedures u Be A Health And Safety Role Model For Others To Follow
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