What requirements does this office require that would not be stated in the job description?Cognitive: work in a visually stimulating area, lots of noise, frequent disruptionsPsycho-social: constantly in public view, fish bowlEnvironment: can’t easily adjust temp or light,Physical: expected to sit all day
Which one is easiest to change?
Audience participation for when do certain motions throughout the day
Get results that state are they lifting too much for the position and distance they have to travel and how many times they have to do it. When you get that number you can fool around with any of these factors to try to make the lift better/safer
Each crib lift is below the NIOSH threshold of safe lifting
If going to do a lot of this go on ergoweb and buy a subscription to JET – A lot easierNIOSH: good for specific task, compairing one change to another, comparing two tasks, prioritizing changeNot good for lifting/lowering with one hand, with tool in hand, unstable objects (children sort of), poor footing, lift while push/pull
Lifting constant: no one should be lifting >50 lb frequently in general according to their findings
American national standards institute and human factors and ergonomics societyHealth and practice = what we know make a big difference
Note, “positions” not equipmentThis is being expanded on!Now have walking stations, bike stations…..The work environment should allow for at least 2 positions
*don’t assume that the person is curved “normally”
Like the inflatable
Lateral epicondylitis = more closed angleUlnar nerve compression = more open
Don’t have time here to get into light testing.
Ask for more
Mountain climbing: patient who I was treating for forearm pain kept asking me to modify work – did and no change. When pressed about what else he does on the weekends finally confessed to going rock climbing. He didn’t think it mattered since he worked at a computer all day and that must have been making his arms hurt