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Jennifer Long delivered the presentation at the 2014 Safety in Action Conference Sydney. …

Jennifer Long delivered the presentation at the 2014 Safety in Action Conference Sydney.

The 2014 SIA Sydney Safety Conference at Sydney Olympic Park featured a wide range of practical case studies directly from the organisations involved with developing their health, safety and wellness protocols. Learn from their experiences and take back techniques for the enhancement of your own WHS policy.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/SIASydney14

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  • 1. Safety In Action Conference, Sydney 2‐3 September 2014 Ergonomic Hazard Management Workshop 28/08/2014 Ergonomic Hazard Management Jennifer Long Optometrist Certified Professional Ergonomist Jennifer Long Visual Ergonomics www.visualergonomics.com.au What is ergonomics? Organisational Cognitive Physical What is ergonomics? Human needs, capabilities and limitations Work, product, environment Safe Comfortable Productive © 2014 Jennifer Long 1
  • 2. Safety In Action Conference, Sydney 2‐3 September 2014 Ergonomic Hazard Management Workshop 28/08/2014 Inbalance leads to • Physical discomfort and injury • Accidents • Decreased productivity • Dissatisfaction • Increased cost A typical ergonomics problem Physical: Workstation assessment Medical assessment Lighting Air‐conditioning © 2014 Jennifer Long 2
  • 3. Safety In Action Conference, Sydney 2‐3 September 2014 Ergonomic Hazard Management Workshop 28/08/2014 Cognitive: Short deadlines/high demands New computer program Physical Organisational: New manager / colleagues New responsibilities Cognitive Physical Ergonomic Hazard Management The solution to an ergonomics hazard may need to address a combination of: ‐ Physical factors ‐ Cognitive factors ‐ Organisational factors © 2014 Jennifer Long 3