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Unit 5 BOS 3701 Assessment Question 1 Work benches with sharp edges raise a number of ergonomic risk factors. First, they pose the risk of the effect of compressive forces on the body. The fact that workers spend quite a lot of time leaning on the bench can affect the flow of blood. It can also cause the risk of possible injuries on the body. The sharp bench can cause minor to serious cuts on the body as well. Ergonomic risk factors can be associated with sharp edges on a work bench. Forceful Exertion: - Performing activities or tasks with undue effort or strength often exert pressure on a smaller localized muscle group. Environmental Stressors : - Physical elements in the workplace also may contribute to your risk of injury: Repetitive Motion: - Repeatedly using the same muscles to do the same movement for a prolonged period of time . Static Posture: -A position which is maintained for a prolonged period of time without moving. It requires constant muscular contraction/tension to keep the body in that position. This can lead to fatigue or strain. Question2 What is hand-arm vibration (HAVS)? Hand-arm vibration is vibration transmitted into workers hands and arms. This can come from use of hand-held power tools (such as grinders or road breakers), hand guided equipment (such as powered lawnmowers or pedestrian controlled floor saws) or by holding materials being worked by hand-fed machines (such as pedestal grinders or forge hammers).
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