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Occupational Health & Safety - Causes & Solutions

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The presentation talks about Health & Safety issues at workplace. The cause, consequences & solutions. It also explores the importance of ergonomics and its application at the workstation.

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Occupational Health & Safety - Causes & Solutions

  1. 1. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  2. 2. Are your employeescomplaining about...
  3. 3. Pain/tingling in the wrist, hands and fingers...
  4. 4. Numbness in the hand and fingers...
  5. 5. Clumsiness in handling items...
  6. 6. Skin discoloration...
  7. 7. Pain in the neck and shoulder area...
  8. 8. Back, leg, or knee pain...
  9. 9. Or are you noticing the followingemployee concerns?
  10. 10. Absenteesim Absenteesim
  11. 11. Low Productivity
  12. 12. Attrition
  13. 13. Then your employees are victim of Musculoskeletal Disorders!
  14. 14. Musculoskeletal Disorders • MSDs are medical conditions that develop gradually over a period of time. It is also known as: • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTM) • Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) • Overuse Syndrome • Musculoskeletal Injuries They do not ideally result from a single instantaneous event.
  15. 15. Musculoskeletal Disorders - CausesImproper eye / neck positioning Improper sitting Awkward Improper wrist positions movements Musculoskeletal Disorders
  16. 16. Affected Areas Eyes Back
  17. 17. Upper Extremities Lower Extremeties
  18. 18. Solution?
  19. 19. Preventive measures for MSD1) Implementation of ergonomics in the workstation:2) Imbibing ergonmic teachings into the employees:
  20. 20. The basic question Which office would your employees prefer to work in?
  21. 21. Ergonomically unequipped office OR Ergonomically equipped office
  22. 22. A physically fit employee is a happy employee An office which is ergonomically equipped will have a healthy working environment
  23. 23. To know more about ergonomics & its implementation visit: www.ergonomicsatwork.in www.innofitt.com
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