Office Ergonomics


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Brief PPT presentation talks about quick and easy ways to improve the ergonomics of your workspace to prevent muri --or the Japanese term for strain.

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Office Ergonomics

  1. 1. 15s : Ergonomics & electronic fileorganizationLean Office Champion
  2. 2. 2 Lean Office ChampionErgonomicsSymptoms of poor ergonomics in the office:• Pain in wrists, forearms, elbows, neck, or back followed by discomfort• Aching or tingling• Numbness or a burning sensation in the hand• Reduced grip strength in the hand
  3. 3. 3 Lean Office ChampionErgonomicsSymptoms of poor ergonomics in the office:• Swelling or stiffness in the wrist joints• Reduced range of motion in the shoulder, neck, or back• Tension stress headaches and related ailments
  4. 4. 4 Lean Office ChampionErgonomics: what is it?Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) defines ergonomics as the science of designing the job to fit the worker, instead of forcing the worker to fit the job.
  5. 5. 5 Lean Office ChampionReasonable accommodations
  6. 6. 6 Lean Office ChampionErgonomic desk positioning
  7. 7. 7 Lean Office Champion Ergonomic tips• Hands, wrists, and forearms are straight, in-line and roughly parallel to the floor.• Head is level, or bent slightly forward, forward facing, and balanced. Generally it is in-line with the torso.• Shoulders are relaxed and upper arms hang normally at the side of the body.• Elbows stay in close to the body and are bent between 90 and 120 degrees.
  8. 8. 8 Lean Office ChampionErgonomic tips• Feet are fully supported by the floor or a footrest may be used if the desk height is not adjustable.• Back is fully supported with appropriate lumbar support when sitting vertical or leaning back slightly.• Thighs and hips are supported by a well-padded seat and generally parallel to the floor.• Knees are about the same height as the hips with the feet slightly forward
  9. 9. 9Ergonomic toolsErgonomic Keyboard Ergonomic Mouse
  10. 10. 10Ergonomic toolsFootrest Ergonomic Chair
  11. 11. 11 Lean Office ChampionWhat you can do now• Adjust your chair so your forearms are parallel to the floor and straight.• Use an ergonomic keyboard, one shown is $23.• Use an ergonomic mouse or trackball.
  12. 12. 12 Lean Office ChampionWhat you can do now• Put something under your feet to prop them up, keeping your thighs parallel to the floor.• Adjust the height of your monitor so that you look straight at it without tilting your head.
  13. 13. 13 Lean Office ChampionWhat you can do now • Move around every 15 minutes or so. • Do stretches and exercises at your desk including ▫ arm circles ▫ shoulder shrugs and roll ▫ arm extensions, ▫ leg extensions ▫ and wrist bends/rolls.
  14. 14. 14 Lean Office ChampionErgonomics Activity• Divide into three groups and we are going to help set up three workstations in a more ergonomic manner.• What questions might you ask?