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  • Ergonomics Awareness Training:Micro LabShawn Holle: Safety AnalystSan Francisco Department of Public HealthOccupational Safety & Health Section
  • Ergonomics Fitting Work Environment to Employee Not Employee to Work Environment Working Smarter, Not Harder 2 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Recognizing Issues & Limiting Factors Employees Equipment Environment Tasks 3 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH View slide
  • EmployeesHeight & ReachStrengthEyesightAgeHand SizeRepetitive Motion ToleranceGeneral Health & Other Medical Conditions 43/22/2012 DPH/OSH View slide
  • Equipment Operating Procedures Frequency Location Ease of Use Age Condition 53/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Environment Available Workspaces Storage Configurations Disposal Locations Supply Access Computers Work Stations Microscopes Equipment 63/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Tasks Sample Intake Sample Processing Analysis Running Equipment Data Entry Cleaning / Autoclaving Engineering / Maintenance Storage Laundry Handling 7 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Injury Terms Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI’s) Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD’s) Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI’s) Repetitive Motion Disorders (RMD’s) 8 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Areas at Risk for Injuries 9 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Common Activities That Can Lead to Trouble Awkward Postures Repetitive Motion Excessive Force Compression 10 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Visual Complaints Eye Strain Headache Altered Color Perception Dry Eyes 11 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Reducing Visual Discomfort Clean Monitor Screen Task Lighting Glare Reduction Adjust Screen Controls Brightness Contrast Display Colors Font Size 12 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Reducing Visual Discomfort Regular Eye Examinations Computer Glasses Alternate Work Breaks Focus On Distant Objects Good Lighting 13 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Stress: Who Needs It? Increases Susceptibility to Illness & Injury 14 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Workstation Set-Up Set Up Workstation to Reduce or Eliminate Risk Factors Focus on Where You Have Discomfort Prioritize Areas That Should Be Addressed First Many Solutions to Ergonomic Issues Don’t Involve Equipment 153/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 16 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 17 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 18 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 19 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 20 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 21 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 22 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 23 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 24 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 25 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 26 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 27 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What Is theProblem Here?Why Is This anErgonomicIssue? 28 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 29 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 30 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 31 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 32 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What is the mostobvious risk factorhere? Awkward posture? Sustained posture? Contact pressure? Repetition? Force? Eye Issues?What body parts areaffected?What is causing this riskfactor to be present?What solution(s) wouldremove this risk factor? 33 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • Ergonomics Regulations Cal-OSHA Ergonomics Standard (CCR Title 8, Section 5110, 1997) San Francisco Video Display Terminal & Worker Safety Ordinance (1991) 34 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH
  • What to Do? Evaluate Your Work Area Reduce Risk Factors Stretch Frequent Alternative Work Breaks Get Medical Attention If Needed 35 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH