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NoiseContinuous sound at levels above 80-85 dB in the workplace can cause severe damageto a worker's hearing. Continued exposure to high noise levels may also result in impairedhearing or permanent deafness, tinnitus, or speech misperception. Furthermore, highlevels of noise may also affect the worker's ability to concentrate on his or her work.LightingImproper lighting in the workplace may cause eye fatigue and may result in headachesand a loss of focus. A worker's ability to perform tasks efficiently depends greatly on theproper lighting of the work area.Lesson SummaryRepetitive tasks require workers to perform the same task over and over again, using thesame muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Repetitive motion may cause severe damage,injury, and discomfort to the worker. The risk of injury increases if the worker fails to takebreaks to relax his or her muscles.
Recovery time is the amount of time allocated to rest the muscles and tendons in anystrained body part. It is very important for workers to take adequate pauses between tasksthat require exertions. These breaks not only provide relief to workers but also enhancetheir performance.High or continuous vibrations can cause fatigue, numbness, and pain in the exposedarea. It may also cause decreased sensitivity to touch and increased sensitivity to cold.To prevent the consequences of heat stress, employers must regularly monitor theworkplace and take the appropriate measures to ensure that all employees areadequately protected. In short, in order to reduce the costs associated withmusculoskeletal disorders and to avoid the problem of work-related injuries, employersmust implement principles of ergonomics in their workplaces.
Lesson 2: Improving the WorkplaceLesson FocusThis lesson focuses on the following topics:IntroductionEngineering ImprovementsAdministrative ImprovementsUse of Protective EquipmentTrainingIntroductionEmployers can adopt various ergonomic improvements in their workplaces in order toimprove the working environment for their employees. Ergonomic improvements can bedivided into three categories:Engineering ControlsAdministrative ControlsUse of Protective EquipmentEngineering ControlsEmployees can make engineering controls in their workplaces by redesigning,rearranging, modifying or replacing tools, equipment, workstations, products, or actionsthat increase the risks of injury. Implementing effective engineering controls can greatlyreduce the risk factors. The engineering controls that follow are recommended.Install work tables with work surfaces that can be raised or lowered according to theemployee's body size and position. This can reduce bending, reaching, and awkwardpostures that can contribute to body damage.
Cutout work surfaces may be appropriate to allow employees to adjust their distance fromthe work table. This can help reduce awkward postures.

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