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Workplace Ergonomics

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The objective of ergonomics is to achieve the maximum-possible efficiency between the human body and the environment in which activity takes place.

It's about fitting the environment to the person in order to reduce the chance of injury and maximize the benefits available (e.g., time, production, effort, etc).

Here are some tips for ensuring the ergonomic aspects of the workplace are considered:

+   Modify the environment to suite the people working there;

+   Minimize the need for repeated motions, forceful exertion, prolonged bending, and exposure to vibration.

+   Use mechanical methods to lift or move objects rather than human labour;

+   Provide "comfort" mats for people required to stand for long periods;

+   Alternative and schedule harder tasks with easier ones;

+   Offer and enforce regular rest breaks; and

+   Maintain an appropriate workplace temperature and lighting conditions; and

+   Minimize noise.



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