SIA National Safety Convention
- Melbourne
Factoring in the Human
Presenter: David C Caple
Adjunct Professor, La Trobe Uni...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
ü2
WHO Healthy Workplace Model (2010)
La Trobe University
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Ergonomic Systems Model
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Systems Approach to Safety
Physical
Work
Organisation
Cognitive
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Physical and Psychosocial Hazards
Cumulative
tissue
damage
PHYSICAL
PSYCHOSOCIAL
Bio...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Welcome to the New World
↑ flexibility
↑ contact-ability
↑ expectation
↓ physical va...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Use of Hand Held Devices
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Health Indicators – Dynamic Postures
http://www.steelcase.com/en/products/cate
gory/...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Activity Based Work
Based on Neighbourhoods
Areas are designed for “focus” through...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Activity Based Workstations
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Sit to Stand Workstations
Examples of Activity areas
 Quiet room / private phone calls
 Focus / concentrate alone
 One with one collaboration
 S...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Activity Based Spaces
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Collaboration and Privacy
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Break Out Areas
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Psychosocial Risks
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Regaining Control
Make you a priority
Make your tasks a priority
Manage your workflo...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
So.............What can I do next?
Look at your
work area and re-
arrange it to suit...
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..1...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Summary
Technology will provide flexible work options
“Workplace” will be defined ...
David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd
2014
Thank you,
David C Caple
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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 practices.

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

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  1. 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. 2. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 ü2 WHO Healthy Workplace Model (2010) La Trobe University
  3. 3. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Ergonomic Systems Model
  4. 4. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Systems Approach to Safety Physical Work Organisation Cognitive
  5. 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. 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. 7. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Use of Hand Held Devices
  8. 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. 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. 10. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Activity Based Workstations
  11. 11. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Sit to Stand Workstations
  12. 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. 13. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Activity Based Spaces
  14. 14. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Collaboration and Privacy
  15. 15. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Break Out Areas
  16. 16. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Psychosocial Risks
  17. 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. 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. 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. 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. 21. David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd 2014 Thank you, David C Caple

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