3′ x 4′ Full-Color Motivational Banner for Ergonomics Informational
FORCE- Lifting, carrying or lowering an object- Pushing or pulling objects- Gripping objects
REPETITION- Job tasks with little variety- New employees who are not accustomed to the job tasks
AWKWARD & STATIC POSTURES- Repeated or prolonged reaching above shoulder height- Extended reaches across wide work areas- Kneeling, squatting and leaning over another object- Bending or twisting the torso while lifting- Bending to work at a lower level- Looking down to work- Holding or using tools in a non-neutral or fixed position- Maintaining fixed positions, such as sitting or standing, for extended periods- Typing or performing other work with bent wrist
CONTACT STRESS- Edges of desks or work tables press into arms, legs and other body parts- Striking objects with your hand, foot, knee or other body part
ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS- Working in extremely cold and hot temperatures- Areas of high noise levels- Areas that are too dark or brightly lit
VIBRATION- Fatigued, sore or numb muscles- Increased sensitivity to cold- Decreased sensitivity to touch in fingers hands and arms
– Utilize equipment made for lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing, pulling or gripping.- Reduce the size of the load being moved when possible.- Arrange work spaces to keep materials in front of you, between shoulder and waist height and maintain work height at or about elbow high.- Position supply and disposal areas to eliminate the need to twist when reaching.- Use proper lifting techniques.- Keep tools clean, maintained and in good operational condition.- Cross train employees to allow rotation through different jobs with different physical demands.- Take breaks which allow recovery and rest for the body.- Adjust the work pace.- Use height-adjustable tables, chairs, desks, etc.- Use seats with backrest, lumbar support and arm rest.- Use electric or powered tools and equipment.- Place cushioning material on edges.- Wear cushioned shoes.- Maintain constant temperatures.- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).- Keep your work areas well lit.