Presentation on theme: "Paychex Safety And Loss Control"— Presentation transcript:
1 Paychex Safety And Loss Control OFFICE ERGONOMICSPresented by:Paychex Safety And Loss Control
2 PROVIDING A COMFORTABLE, PAIN FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT What is Ergonomics?Multi disciplinary science dealing with the interaction of people, machine and environmentGOALPROVIDING A COMFORTABLE, PAIN FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT
5 TEMPERATUREExcessive heat or cold can adversely affect our ability to concentrate and function well.Optimal: 62oF – 78oF<50o F or >87oF up to 4 hours<33oF or >101oF up to 30 minutes
6 LIGHTING Can cause eyestrain, headaches, and related vision disorders Can slow performance of job functions
7 SOLUTION:Most electric companies can provide candlewatt recommendations.Many will give your company a free analysisConsider specific task lighting.Reduce glare.
8 CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS CTDs or Repetitive Motion InjuriesResult of continued stress on specific joints, tendons, and musclesCTDs can be controlledThe earlier CTDs are identified and treated, the more likely a serious disability will be prevented.
9 Risk Factors The frequency of repetitive movements The amount of force or intensityPosture and body positionWork station or environment
10 COMMON CTD’SCarpal Tunnel SyndromeTension Neck SyndromeTendonitisTenosynovitisBursitisEpicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)Lower Back Pain
11 ADJUST TOOLS NOT YOUR BODY Look at your workspaceAre these set up to fit you?ChairKeyboardMonitorLightingTelephoneOther tools such as mouse or document stand
12 Work Station Setup Head and neck in upright position, slightly bent. Shoulders down, relaxed, and even.Upper arms close to body with elbows bent slightly forward.Forearms parallel to the floor.Wrists and hands in a straight line from the third finger to the elbow.Feet resting flat, thighs parallel to the floor, and lower legs unhindered.
13 REST YOUR FEET Your feet should rest firmly on the floor Allow enough leg room so that your knees don’t bump the underside of the deskIf your feet dangle, use a footrest
14 LEARN WHAT YOUR CHAIR CAN DO Raise, lower, tilt seatAngle backrestAdjust armrest
15 SUPPORT YOUR BACKSit all the way back in the chairAdjust the backrest
16 You shouldn’t have to reach for your keyboard POSITION YOUR ARMSYou shouldn’t have to reach for your keyboardAdjust chair heightKeep forearms parallel
27 Musculoskeletal Issues Constrained or static posturesAwkward posturesExcessive reachesExertions of high forceRepetitive motionsRepetitive twisting and reaching
28 Prevent Cumulative Trauma Stretch arms, hands, legs, and back for 5 minutes each day before starting work.Change positions frequently during the day.Take short breaks and do hand exercises frequently.Perform simple stretches regularly.