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Ergonomics

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  • 1. Ergonomics By: Douglas Di Stasi
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • 1...........................................................Definition
    • 2........................................History of Ergonomics
    • 3..................................................... Development
    • 4.............................Ergonomics in the workplace
    • 5....................Benefits of Ergonomics (employee)
    • 6....................Benefits of Ergonomics (employer)
    • 7……………………………………………………………Graph
    • 8…………………………….…………………………Thank You
    • 9………………………………………………………References
  • 3. What is Ergonomics?
    • Ergonomics is defined as the science related to man and his work, embodying the anatomic, physiologic, and mechanical principles affecting the efficient use of human energy.
  • 4. The history of Ergonomics
    • .
    • Since the beginning of time we have been trying to make everything more efficient with less stress
    • In 1857, Wojciech Jastrzebowski created the word "ergonomics"
    • The idea became popular around the industrial revolution
  • 5. Development
    • Early Development
    • Early man used tools like sharpened stones to make tasks easier
    • Work related injuries are dated back to the 16 th century
    • Later Development
    • During World War I, plane cockpits were so ergonomically inefficient, it was causing accidents. This had a huge push for ergonomic advancements into today.
  • 6. Ergonomics in the Workplace
    • Workplaces are more aware of the effects of musculoskeletal damage such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Rising health care costs have prompted employers to design a better work environment
  • 7. Benefits of ergonomics (employee)
    • Some benefits for the employee may include:
      • An increase in comfort and job satisfaction.
      • Decrease in physical stress.
      • Can save time leaving more hours to do other work.
    • .
  • 8. Benefits of ergonomics (Employer)
    • Some benefits for the employer may include:
      • Improvement in morale at the work place
      • Improvement in productivity
  • 9. Median days away from work due to occupational injuries
  • 10. Hope you Leaned Something THANK YOU
  • 11. References
    • http://www.ecofriendlymag.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/e8f8e_Ergonomic-Office-Personal-Workspace.jpg
      • 2010 April 14
    • http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/
      • 2010 April 11
    • http://www.submityourarticle.com/articles/Tomer-Harel-2757/ergonomic-computer-keyboards-74753.php
      • 2010 April 9
    • http://www.stampspoland.nl/series/people/1979/2496.html
      • 2010 April 9