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1 Chapter 11 Bent Too Far: Ergonomics • What do you think of when someone mentions ergonomics? • Do you look at it as some type of problem? • Why do people associate ergonomics with a problem? • Not uncommon • Author mentions that a person had five surguries related to Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs). • Repetitive motions injuries (RMIs).
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2 • Where do we see ergonomics-related conditions? • Construction sites • Manufacturing • Service Industry • Office Environment • Ergonomics definition? • Fitting the workplace to the worker. • It means more than changing a workstation. • It means the whole environment is designed to fit workers. Which includes? • Directions, controls, printed material, warning signals, mental stress, work schedules, the work climate, fatigue, and boredom, material handling, noise, vibration, lighting, mental capacity, the worker/machine interface, and etc. • Solutions are for the most part simple with little cost involved.
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3 What is the first undertaking for a work place re:ergon? • Ergonomic incident prevention program! What should it include? • Management commitment • Employee involvement (hazard identification and assessment) • Hazard control and prevention • Education and training Hazard identification and analysis - Heart of your ergonomics program! • Because it is the first set in eliminating or materially reducing musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards.
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4 Gain from Identification and Analysis? • Obtain information about the specific tasks or actions the job involves. • Obtain information about the job and problems in it from employees who perform the job. • Identify specific job factors • Evaluate those factors (duration, frequency and magnitude) to determine whether they are causing/contributing to the problem. • Once Musculoskeletal Disorder
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course HSMB 303 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Canton.

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