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  • 1. October 29th Do you meet the ERGO NEWS requirements? BY: ALIC PANG GR.11 BISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL [1]
  • 2. ERGO NEWS October 29th 2010 How are you working these days? IN THE AVERAGE WORK STATION... very less is cared upon the health of the employees, bad posture and poor equipment can have serious consequences... Symptoms of Ergonomic Problems: Vibrations Pain in wrists, forearms, elbows, neck, or back Forceful movements followed by discomfort Poor workplace setup Aching or tingling Sitting in same posture for continuous long Dry, itchy, or sore eyes hours Loss of color in affected regions Lower back support is inadequate Blurred or double vision Cramping Types of Ergonomic Related illness: Numbness or a burning sensation in the hand Musculoskeletal Disorders Reduced grip strength in the hand Ergonomic Problem-Eye Swelling or stiffness in the wrist joints Repetitive Stain Injury Reduced range of motion in the shoulder, neck, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or back Weakness Tension stress headaches and related ailments The main causes of are: Awkward posture Frequent repetitive motion tasks Stress at workplace
  • 3. Ergonomics and the problems we amounts of stress and pain. The INTRODUCING face. chair should have an adjustable seat height for a more comfortable In an everyday workspace posture, the feet should be on the area, colleagues or students work floor, backs should be straight and THE ERGONOMIC straight long hours in front of a have a support on the back of the computer. A bad posture may lead chair to help protect the spine. to several severe injuries, disease, When looking towards the MOUSE pain, and eye problems etcetera. However there are several ways of preventing such from computer, the eyes should be looking down towards the screen, with a distance of around sixteen happening. First we must identify to twenty four centimeters. The the problem, find a solution, and elbow should have a ninety- then use the solution. The degree angle with wrists straight best way to prevent over amounts on top of the keyboard. of stress is to maintain a healthy In modern society, the posture. amount of work done is one thing, When students are the health issues regarding it is working in front of a computer another issue. If colleagues have posture is a crucial factor towards difficulties working due to stress their physical health and their and pain their overall productivity back spines. Looking too close to will be lower. Many simple and the computer will cause extra effective methods and products stress upon the eyes. A bad wrist are available for us to follow and posture may lead to severe pain use that will make our lives so or even Carpel Tunnel syndrome; much better. this is a disease where the nerves inside the hands are pressured towards the wrist, this results in pain, weakening and numbness. When working in front of a computer, numerous procedures can be taken to prevent over Evoluent Vertical Mouse The evoluent vertical mouse offers comfortable arm posture, improved thumb rest. Most of Posture = all the arm remains Physical Health neutral and not twisted compared to an original mouse. For just $89.99 USD You can reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Visit www.ergodirect.com for more details
  • 4. Roller Mouse Pro 2 The roller mouse pro 2 offers softer cushioning for better palm support. Fully adjustable keyboard risers that can be adjusted to the height and angle desired. For only $205.35 USD You can reduce the risk of wrist stress and pain. visit www.ergodirect.com CONTOUR DESIGN ROLLER MOUSE PRO2 Test yourself! How are you working these days? 1.What position is your computer screen relative to your eye level of sight? 5.The characters on the screen are a.Just a bit below (2 points) a.nice and clear (2 points) b.Exactly the same (4 points) b.fuzzy and blurred (8 points) c.Much higher (6 points) Hurry and check yourself! 6.The reflection on my screen 2.What is your average sitting a.Low reflection (2 points) posture? b.Some reflection (4 points) a.Back straight, feet flat on the ground (2 c.Intense reflection (6 points) points) b.Relaxed posture, back bent forward (4 points) 7.The keyboard height is c.Slouched posture, feet not on the ground (6 a.At around arm level (2 points) points) b.Above arm level (4 points) c.Below arm level (6 points) 3.The back supports on the seat are a.Well cushioned (2 points) You are ergonomically healthy if you achieved b.Hard and not cushioned (4 points) 14-20 points c.None at all (10 points) You are ergonomically acceptable if you achieved 21-24 points 4.I type with You are ergonomically unhealthy if you achieved a.My wrists are well relaxed and parallel with the 25+ points table (2 points) b.My wrists are flat and making contact with the table (or keyboard) (4 points) c.My wrists are perpendicular, and stressed (10 points)
  • 5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Repetitive Stress Injuries The Wrist is normally surrounded with strands of Repetitive stress injuries occur when too much stress is FACT OR tissue that supports the wrist. The gap between the wrist and applied to one particular part of the body. This may lead to FICTION? the strands of tissue is called pain, swelling, muscle strain, or Frequency of Carpal Tunnel “carpal tunnel”. Strands of tissue damage.This symptom Syndrome nerves pass through this only occurs when the same In the United States, 1-3 subjects of 1000 narrow gap, if for any reason movements or stress is had Carpal Tunnel swelling or movements in this maintained over a long period Syndrome. In the region damages the median of time. Bad posture is one of United Kingdom 70-160 nerve; this is known as carpal the factors. subjects of 1000 had Carpal Tunnel tunnel syndrome. The nerve Syndrome. The best that passes through the carpal way to reduce the tunnel controls sensations for risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is by taking the thumb, index, and middle breaks between long finger. Damage can lead to working hours. intense pain, numbness. Eventually surgery is required. Untreated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome