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1 ergonomics for the office and lab

2 Ergonomics The rules that govern the way we work. The way humans design and interact with objects in their customary physical environment

3 Objectives Review the risks posed by ordinary objects in your workplace. Learn how to reduce your risk of being adversely affected.

4 Common Risks Musculo-skeletal disorders (repetitive actions, uncomfortable positions). –Backache, lumbar disc prolapse, neck strains. –Tendinitis, tenosynovitis (Tennis elbow, golfers elbow). –Nerve compression disorders (Carpal Tunnel, Thoracic Inlet Syndrome) Eye strains (bad illumination, uncomfortable angles). –Headache, blurring, styes. Circulatory disorders (bad positioning). –Varicosities, deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

5 OFFICE DEMO

6 LAB DEMO 1. Microscopy: Adjust the eyepieces to prevent eye and neck strain. Use television-viewing monitors whenever possible.

7 2. Pipetting Electronic pipettors are recommended for repetitive tasks. Limit periods of continuous pipetting to 20 minutes or less. Take frequent short breaks (e.g., 2 minutes for every 20 minutes of pipetting). Rotate pipetting tasks among several people. Work with arms close to the body to reduce strain on shoulders. Keep head and shoulders in a neutral position.

8 SUMMARY Good illumination. Comfortable seating or standing area (good posture). Frequent short breaks. Practical positioning of objects. and…………….common sense. Visit the website below for more information


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