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					Office
Ergonomics
Office Ergonomics

 What is ergonomics?
 • An applied science concerned with
   designing and arranging things
   people use so that the people and
   things interact most efficiently and
   safely.
 • In an office environment, typically it
   is adapting your computer
   workstation to fit your individual
   needs.
Office Ergonomics
Improper Ergonomics/Bad Body Mechanics


Actions Leading
  to Discomfort:

• Wrists outside of
  neutral position
• Squinted eyes
• Slumped posture
• Elbows out
Office Ergonomics
Improper Ergonomics/Repetitive Motion



                         Other Causes of
                         Discomfort:

                         Repeating the same
                         motion over and
                         over again
Office Ergonomics
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

 • Muscular conditions that result from repeated
   motions formed in the course of normal work or
   daily activities due to improper ergonomics
 • Examples include:
   – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
   – Tennis Elbow
   – Trigger Finger
Office Ergonomics
Avoiding Discomfort and Injury


 Organize your
 Workstation
 •   Keyboard
 •   Mouse
 •   Phone
 •   Calculator
 •   Documents
Office Ergonomics
Avoiding Discomfort and Injury


               – Give your body,
                 including your eyes,
                 time to rest




                                – Rotate job tasks
Office Ergonomics
Avoiding Discomfort and
Injury/Office Lighting



                          • Inadequate lighting
                          • Improper monitor
                            brightness
                          • Direct and reflected glare
                          • 20/20/20 Rule
                          • Ctrl & scroll up to zoom in
                          • Eye exam
                          • Lens prescription
Office Ergonomics
Red Flags
                     Twisting of your
                    neck and/or back




Straining neck to
  view monitor
Office Ergonomics
Red Flags
                          Poor lumbar
                              support




  Reaching for keyboard
   and/or mouse
http://www.doa.state.wi.us/ergonomics
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