Ergonomic Foundations Barbara Saunders, ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor
Introduction <ul><li>Addressing the physical factors in health, prevention of injury, and optimal productivity </li></ul><...
Topics of Discussion <ul><li>The “triangle of health”: movement, rest, and nutrition  </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing and re...
Movement <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>
Rest <ul><li>Breaks, sleep, and time off </li></ul><ul><li>Task variation </li></ul><ul><li>Setting limits </li></ul>
Nutrition <ul><li>Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Meal scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Eating for stress management </li></ul>
Vulnerabilities <ul><li>Back, neck, and shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Hands, arms, and wrists </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></...
Setting Up Your Workstation <ul><li>Desk and chair height </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor placement </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse and ...
Other Considerations <ul><li>Ambient noise </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature and humidity </li></ul>
Next Steps  <ul><li>Assess your overall health and fitness level. Identify achievable, measurable 3-6 month goals. </li></...
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Ergonomic Foundations

  1. 1. Ergonomic Foundations Barbara Saunders, ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Addressing the physical factors in health, prevention of injury, and optimal productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Stress management, energy management, and health </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>The “triangle of health”: movement, rest, and nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing and responding to signs and symptoms of strain, stress, and injury </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging the body through the course of the work day </li></ul>
  4. 4. Movement <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rest <ul><li>Breaks, sleep, and time off </li></ul><ul><li>Task variation </li></ul><ul><li>Setting limits </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nutrition <ul><li>Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Meal scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Eating for stress management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vulnerabilities <ul><li>Back, neck, and shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Hands, arms, and wrists </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of stress on the heart, blood pressure, blood sugar regulation, muscles, and brain </li></ul>
  8. 8. Setting Up Your Workstation <ul><li>Desk and chair height </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor placement </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse and keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomic aids </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other Considerations <ul><li>Ambient noise </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature and humidity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Next Steps <ul><li>Assess your overall health and fitness level. Identify achievable, measurable 3-6 month goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your daily work tasks and identify what equipment you might need to facilitate them </li></ul><ul><li>Identify any current discomfort and plan for a response </li></ul>
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