Ergonomics: Workplace Layout and Design

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Ergonomics: Workplace Layout and Design

  1. 1. Ergonomics: Workplace Layout and Design Sept 17, 2013 Presented by: Kathleen Collins, Health and Safety Manager Drake International For audio, it is recommended you dial in A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar AUDIO: 1-877-668-4493 Access Code: 668 277 341 Event Password: 1234 WebEx Support: 1-866-863-3910
  2. 2. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Free Offer • We’re offering a free 30-minute Consultation that will include: – A discussion about ergonomics in your organization – A brief analysis of your workplace layout and design Contact Maysa to take advantage of this exclusive offer! mhawwash@na.drakeintl.com 416.216.1067
  3. 3. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Agenda • Cost of Business • Important Workplace Factor Ergonomics • Employers Focusing on Layout & Design • Preventative versus Reactive Workplaces • Psychological-Sociological Impacts • Physiological Impacts • Workplace Materials
  4. 4. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Cost of Business • Musculoskeletal disorders • 26.5 Billion in Canada (1994) • Muscles • Joints • Tendons • Ligaments • Nerves • Most Cases 50% of all workers compensation
  5. 5. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Cost of Business • ISO 9000:2000 movement of Total Quality Management • “Quality principles to all aspects of the operation and meeting customer needs by doing things right the first time.” (Philip Crosby)
  6. 6. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Cost of Business: Quality • Conformance to standards • Prevention versus correction • Performance standard must mean defect-free work • Saves money **Where is your organization at with Quality?**
  7. 7. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Important Workplace Factors: Ergonomics Aim of Ergonomics: • Health & Safety • Productivity • Efficiency • Reliability • Quality • Job Satisfaction • Personal Development
  8. 8. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Workplace Layout & Design • One-size fits all? • Vitruvian Man • Study of Anthropometrics • Anthropometrics averages significant impact of design • Examples: Facial structures, height hips, arms, legs
  9. 9. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Workplace Layout Design
  10. 10. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Workplace Layout & Design Key Items to consider in Layout & Design • Worker and workplace • Worker • Muscular force demands • Working postures & movements • Time demand • Repetition • ***Decision Making***
  11. 11. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Workplace Layout & Design • Workplace • Performance- meeting goals & objectives through efficiency and effectiveness • Material Input> Workplace> Product
  12. 12. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Workplace Layout & Design • Impacts external customers • Impacts internal customers • Impacts positive & negative experience
  13. 13. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Preventative vs. Reactive Can you improve efficiency and effectiveness in your organization through workplace design and layout?
  14. 14. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Psychosocial & Physical Impacts • Human Factors • Monotony • Intensity & Duration • Environment & Climate • Mental Causes • Disease/Injury
  15. 15. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Workplace Materials • Material Handling • Vehicles • Equipment • Machines • Tools • Devices
  16. 16. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Ergonomics Consideration
  17. 17. For more information, call 416.216.1067 QUESTIONS?
  18. 18. For more information, call 416.216.1067 Upcoming Webinar Register @ https://drakeintl.webex.com/ Sept 24, 12pm EDT HR Compliancy: A Best Practice Guide Presented by: Maysa Hawwash & Matthew Vella Oct 8, 12pm EDT Hiring Right the First Time Presented by: Amanda Ono
  19. 19. Thank You For Attending For questions, please contact Maysa Hawwash National Manager for Talent Management Solutions mhawwash@na.drakeintl.com 416.216.1067

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