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Ergonomics At Work

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Amanda Greenhart

on 12 May 2010

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ERGONOMICS AT WORK the study of the effect of work on our bodies. always a challenge because all bodies are different the best prevention for so the work is worth it!! Cumulative Trauma Disorders CTD Symptoms Include:
Swollen feeling of the fingers with no physical evidence of swelling
Numbness, tingling or pain in the fingers or hand
Painful joints, stiffness
Pain in the wrists, shoulders, forearms or knees, back or neck
Burning sensation in the hand or arm
Changes in sensation and weakened grip strength
Fatigue or lack of endurance
Lack of control or coordination
Ergonomics can help us all to be more productive.
Being Familiar with potential issues with Computer work can prevent or reduce the risk of developing cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs). CTD means excessive wear and tear of the muscles, tendons or nerves caused or aggravated by repetition.

Cumulative means building up over time. So by the time you know you HAVE an issue, you have a long time to go to heal again.

CTD's can be caused by multiple daily behaviors, not just work tasks. When looking straight ahead you should see the top 1/3rd of your screen(s) #1 #2 your keyboard and mouse should stay close together. #3 Feet should rest flat on the floor or slightly raised on a footrest Lumbar support in
the curve of your back. #4 Chair height set so knees are bent
at 90 degrees
and your legs don't dangle. #5 Arms at 90 degrees or greater at the elbows and resting at your sides. #6 Dual Monitors Should be at the same height and angled to reduce side to side head/neck motion. Take a Break Arrange to take mini breaks
every two hours.
Rest your eyes - stretch and
Move your hands away
from the keyboard.
For Additional Assistance:
Contact Facilities@capella.edu Guidelines For Workstations Ergonomics is:
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