Egonomics (Ana & Mauricio)

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Egonomics (Ana & Mauricio)

  1. 1. ERGONOMICS & HEALTH SAFETY Made By: Cristina Rosales & Mauricio Quintanilla
  2. 2. What is ergonomics? Designing according to human needs Optimizing system performance Evaluation of tasks, jobs products and systems
  3. 3. IT & Ergonomics Keyboard spacing: cramped spaces Screen size: small? Positioning: placement of arms, hands, neck etc.
  4. 4. Effects & Developments: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Inflammation of nerve that connects to forearm of the palm - can develop tendonitis Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) involves having sore, tired, burning, itching, or dry eyes, double vision or blurred vision, headaches and sore necks
  5. 5. Solutions <ul><li>Hand Exercises: </li></ul><ul><li>Spread fingers apart keeping wrists straight </li></ul><ul><li>Shake hands gently </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques to easy eyestrain: </li></ul><ul><li>Eye break every 10-15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Look at a distance for thirty seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Roll eyes in a complete circle, close them </li></ul><ul><li>Blink continuously, have good lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Use readable fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Wear glasses if you need them or ask Doctors for computer glasses </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Solutions… <ul><li>Keeping air around you moist </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust brightness, contrast of monitor to make characters more visible from the background </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusting refresh rate of monitor stop flickering </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning monitor to avoid glare </li></ul><ul><li>Regular eye testing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Solutions from companies to increase health Safety <ul><li>Adequate + Comfortable chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Proper lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Proper desk to have enough leg space </li></ul><ul><li>Detachable + adjustable keyboards </li></ul><ul><li>Include enough space to rest wrists - padded detachable wrist rest </li></ul>
  8. 8. OSHA <ul><li>Company that deals with ergonomics and measures that other businesses should implement for their working environment regarding the use of computers </li></ul>

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