Which Factors Should Be Considered In An Ergonomic Assessment

Which Factors Should Be Considered In An Ergonomic Assessment

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Which Factors Should Be Considered In An Ergonomic Assessment

Outline which factors should be considered in an ergonomic assessment of a DSE workstation.

  • Equipment in use, screen, keyboard, mouse, document holder, foot-rest,
  • Environment in terms of lighting, heating noise
  • Task being undertaken, basic office use, data entry, information requiring a high degree of concentration,
  • The individual themselves and their interrelationships between the following four points
  1. Repetition of the work – highly repetitive, rapid hand and finger movements,
  2. The actual working posture of the individual e. fingers, hands and wrists
  3. Working posture of shoulders and arms, are they appropriate
  4. Psychosocial factors such as
  • The pace of work,
  • Unplanned overtime / shift work,
  • Little control over own work,
  • Stressful deadlines,
  • Lack of training

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