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David Caple, Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University and Director, David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd - Factoring in the Human

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David C Caple delivered this presentation at the Safety in Action 2014 Conference in Melbourne. This conference brings thought leadership and showcases topical, innovative safety methods and …

David C Caple delivered this presentation at the Safety in Action 2014 Conference in Melbourne. This conference brings thought leadership and showcases topical, innovative safety methods and practices.

For more information, please visit http://www.safetyinaction.net.au/SIA2014Melbourne

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  • 1. SIA National Safety Convention - Melbourne Factoring in the Human Presenter: David C Caple Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University Director, David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
  • 2. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 ü2 WHO Healthy Workplace Model (2010) La Trobe University
  • 3. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Ergonomic Systems Model
  • 4. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Systems Approach to Safety Physical Work Organisation Cognitive
  • 5. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Physical and Psychosocial Hazards Cumulative tissue damage PHYSICAL PSYCHOSOCIAL Biomechanical Load e.g. Muscle Tension e.g. Hormones etc. Stress Response INTERNAL PROCESSES – causal mechanisms HAZARDS e.g. work overload, lack of control e.g. cumulative compression Pain Sensitisation Dr Wendy MacDonald (2012).
  • 6. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Welcome to the New World ↑ flexibility ↑ contact-ability ↑ expectation ↓ physical variety ↑ places to work ↑ ways to work ↑ skill demands ↓ job width ↑ time at work
  • 7. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Use of Hand Held Devices
  • 8. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Health Indicators – Dynamic Postures http://www.steelcase.com/en/products/cate gory/seating/task/gesture/pages/overvie w.aspx
  • 9. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Activity Based Work Based on Neighbourhoods Areas are designed for “focus” through to “collaborative” activities Requires – wireless technology / laptops Requires – scanned documentation Flexible work organization arrangements
  • 10. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Activity Based Workstations
  • 11. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Sit to Stand Workstations
  • 12. Examples of Activity areas  Quiet room / private phone calls  Focus / concentrate alone  One with one collaboration  Small group – up to 4 collaboration  Open collaboration areas  Video conference areas  Team tables  Break out areas  Meeting rooms – range of sizes  Atrium flexible spaces
  • 13. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Activity Based Spaces
  • 14. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Collaboration and Privacy
  • 15. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Break Out Areas
  • 16. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Psychosocial Risks
  • 17. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Regaining Control Make you a priority Make your tasks a priority Manage your workflow Manage distractions Do what’s important not just demanding Work as a Team Ask for help
  • 18. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 So.............What can I do next? Look at your work area and re- arrange it to suit your ergonomics requirements.
  • 19. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 30 seconds every 30 minutes 1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8..9..10..11..12..13..14..15..16..17..18..19. 20..21..22..23.24. 25 29..30sec .26..27.28.
  • 20. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Summary Technology will provide flexible work options “Workplace” will be defined by the activity rather than entitlement Ergonomics will be assessed on a holistic methodology and not a static posture model Workers will be empowered to choose work areas to best suit the outcomes required.
  • 21. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Thank you, David C Caple

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