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Computr Ergonomics


A brief intro2computer ergonomics and how to prevent repeated stress injuries

A brief intro2computer ergonomics and how to prevent repeated stress injuries

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  • 1. Computer Ergonomics By: Darrin Blake
  • 2. What is Computer Ergonomics?
    • Computer Ergonomics:
      • The arrangement of our work stations and or out work behavior can increase, or decrease repetitive stress injuries.
  • 3. Where did Computer Ergonomics come from?
    • Computer Ergonomics came from the concern of employees in the work area who have encountered work related injuries because of repetitive stress to certain joints or bones.
  • 4. How has it changed society?
    • There are less Repeated stress injuries.
  • 5. Are repeated stress injuries common?
    • Yes, they are common.
    • They occur mostly in people who work in office-like settings.
    • Also in people:
      • Who are old
      • People who work strenuously with the same routine
  • 6. How to prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries?
    • The placement of the P.C.
    • Height of the chair
    • How far away is the monitor
    • Lighting in the area
    • These are just some of the things that you can improve to prevent the injures.
  • 7. How to prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries?
    • Stretching
      • Every 30mins or every hour
        • To prevent stiffness in neck and shoulders
    • Breaks
      • Every 2hours
    • Includes:
      • Looking some where other than your screen
      • Standing
      • Etc.
  • 8. Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries? (cont’d)
  • 9. Test to check your typing area:
    • As stated on
      • …“ The proper work surface height depends on the workers height as shown in the table below:
    • These are approximate heights
    27”- 30” 5’7”- 6’0” 30”- 32” 6’1”- 6’5” 26”- 27” 5’4”- 5’6” 25”- 26” 5’0”- 5’3” Table Height Workers Height
  • 10. Test to check your typing area:
  • 11. As stated on
    • Eye Strain
    • Reduce glare on your computer screen by adjusting it's placement and tilt, using a glare guard or using window blinds and light filters
    • Rest eyes intermittently by focusing on distant objects
    • Take visual breaks
    • Blink often when viewing the monitor
    • Wear appropriate corrective lens for computer work
    • Adjust the font, flicker and contrast of your monitor screen
  • 12. Cont’d
    • Force/Pressure
      • Key with a light touch
      • Avoid prolonged or excessive grasping of the mouse
      • Use larger diameter pens to reduce grip when writing
      • Use electric stapler for large stapling jobs
      • Select a chair with adequate padding
      • Avoid resting elbows and wrists on sharp or hard edges and surfaces
  • 13. Cont’d
    • Awkward Posture
    • Sit supported against the back of your chair
    • Avoid bending or twisting your neck or trunk
    • Keep shoulders relaxed and arms close by sides when working
    • Keep elbows at a 100 to 110 degree angle when using the keyboard and mouse
    • Keep wrists in a straight or neutral position when keying or mousing
    • Keep fingers in a relaxed position when keying or using the mouse
    • Keep work materials within close reach
    • Use a telephone headset for frequent/prolonged phone use
    • Change positions/tasks frequently
  • 14.  
  • 15. References: