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Workplace Ergonomics

By: Vikramjit Singh Bansal
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on 22 March 2015

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Transcript of Workplace Ergonomics

Workplace Ergonomics
Indrajeet Singh
Vikramjit Singh Bansal
Rahul Sharma
Reduce absenteeism
Increase productivity
Improve quality of life and work
Reduces fatigue and discomfort
Increase employee morale and efficiency
Benefits of Ergonomics
Viewing angle
Remedy:
Use natural white light for clear view
Use anti-glare screen on the monitor to reduce the monitor glare
Use adjustable lamps so that the light doesn't increase the glare on the screen
Ergonomic Laptop Use
Remedy:

Sit far enough away from the laptop so that your elbows are straight
Adjust the screen to maintain proper posture and viewing level
Use a laptop stand if you are using a laptop for extended periods of time.
Use portable or bluetooth keyboards to ease the pressure on wrists
Neat and Orderly workplace
Remedy:
Remedy:
Bend knees, bring the load close to your body, and stand
When turning, turn with your feet, not your back or neck
Do NOTHING that could strain your back or neck muscles
Use a step stool or platform to reach loads above your head
For bulky and oversized loads, get help or use mechanical aids
Get a good grip i.e. use the handles when available
User
Repeat user
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Conclusion
Office ergonomics improves employee well-being and prevents long-term injuries
Posture, lighting, lifting, and positioning all affect health and productivity
Back pain is a leading cause of doctor's visits and absenteeism
There is significant cost associated with bad workplace design
Healthy work place is a productive workplace which can be achieved by following proper ergonomics
Gautham Kolluri
Use document trays to organize your documents
Place the CPU in the CPU cabinets so that you can get more work space on the desk
Prioritize your work between documentation and the work that needs to be done on the computer
Organize your workplace so that your tools are in easy reach and does not put stress on hands and shoulders
What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics - Design factors, in a workplace, that intend to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.

Ergonomics can also be defined as the science of making things fit people. Ergonomics uses knowledge from the fields of anatomy, mechanics, physiology, and psychology to utilize human energy most effectively. Something that is ergonomic is designed for safe, comfortable, and efficient use -
MedicalNet.com
A fun instructional video
Lifting heavy loads
Examples of right and wrong...
Body posture
Lighting
Posture while using a laptop
Proper viewing angle
Heavy lifting
What is Ergonomics?
Benefits of Ergonomics
Identify work activities that can lead to stress and fatigue
Ergonomic principles that will help remedy work related stress
Agenda:
Body Posture
Remedy:
Keep your body in upright position while working on desk
Use a cushion as a back support
Keep your feet flat on the floor or use a footrest
Adjust your chair so that your eye level is at the screen level
Use palm rest while performing extensive typing tasks
Remedy
Monitor should be placed in the front at eye level and its height should be adjustable
Adjust the color elements such as contrast, brightness, sharpness at a medium level which is comfortable for the eye
THANK YOU
Evaluation and Feedback...
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