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					Presented by: Alisha Rechelle
           Jones
Ergonomics makes it possible

• To operate video recorders.
• To have comfortable car seats.
• To help reduce injuries and disorders that
  may occur on the job.
• Develop better equipment to fit the needs
  of people and their neccessities.
• Ergonomics is defined as the scientific
    application information concerning humans to
    the designs of objects, systems and environment
    for human use.
•   Ergonomics is involved in everything that deals
    with humans. Such as; work systems, leisure
    time, sports, and health.
•   The aim of ergonomics is to find convenient
    ways for humans and technology to work
    peaceably.
         Ergonomics Goals

• Ergonomics focuses on the interactions
  between technical products and human
  beings in the work place.
                Three Main Sciences
• Anatomy
• Physiology
• Psychology
          Ergonomics Success
• Company-Borderview Rehabilitation and Living
    Center. (Nursing Home)
•   Problem- Lack of training among
    employees for proper body mechanics.
    Which resulted in several back injuries
    reported.
•   Solution-Department supervisors worked
    with ergonomics team to change the work
    environment and equipments. Employees
    also participated in exercise programs to
    increase strength.
           Ergonomic Success
• Company- Tyson Foods of Monett
• Problem- Reduce the recurrence of
    musculoskeletal disorders. To also match
    employees with the right job positions.
•   Solution- The company developed an medical
    program with an medical doctor on-sight.
•   Musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries
    decreased. Job placement also improved.
 How does ergonomics improve our
classrooms and etc……
• Ergonomics help improve our students and
     etc…… by:
1.   Having personality and career assessment
     tests that help students find a directions
     towards there future goals.
2.   There is a on-campus health facility that helps
     reduce illnesses among students.
3.   Perhaps, we could increase the attention span
     of students by producing more comfortable
     seats in classrooms.
                Examples

• Uni-Tilt- This equipment is tilts and
  positions totes or boxes. Reduces back
  injuries.
Ergonomic Equipments

• Small Bag/Pouch Filling and Sealing
                Work Cited
• “U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety
  and Health Administration.” U.S. Department of
  Labor. U.S. Dept. of Labor. 01 Mar. 2006
<http://www.osha/gov/SLTC/ergonomics/
Success_stories.html.
• Whitfield, David, and Joe Langford. “The
  Ergonomic Society.” The Ergonomic Society. 17
  Aug. 2004. 01 Mar. 2006
http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/ergonomic/definitio
  n.htm.

				
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