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A Lesson in Ergonomics Mr. Hall Tech Teacher Banks High School
Background of Ergonomics Ergonomics – How people relate to their work & home environments. – For you this means school. Ergonomics is partly physical, and partly environmental. Improper ergonomics leads to injuries, and other health problems.
How Ergonomics Relates to Technology Physically: – Posture – Stretching – Exercise Environmental – Uncluttered work area – Computer Placement – Monitor placement
Physical Ergonomics Good Posture – Sit upright – Chin in – Shoulders relaxed – Wrists straight – Head upright – Feet flat Stretches – Finger/wrist – Arm – Neck – Back Exercises – Finger-flutter – Blink often
Environmental Ergonomics Uncluttered workspace – Keep papers at monitor level. – Easy access to mouse and keyboard. – Room for chair movement Monitor Placement – Top of the screen should be even with eye level. – Near arms length away.
Major Points Maintain Good Posture! Change Work Positions Frequently! Rest Your Eyes – Look away and focus on a distant object for several seconds! Stretch During Breaks! Don’t wait until you feel pain to stop an activity!
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUU6FYx E0YU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUU6FYx E0YU
Works Cited Beekman,George. “Computer Confluence.” 3 rd Edition, Addison-Wesley, Inc. 1999. Situs. “Health in the Workplace.” Situs, Inc. 1994. University of the Witwatersrand, http://www.wits.ac.za/fac/arts/psychology/backg.html 9/3/2003. http://www.wits.ac.za/fac/arts/psychology/backg.html