Ergonomics

Ergonomics

When we talk about how your workplace can be arranged to suit you, we’re talking about the complete relationship between you and your working environment. This is Ergonomics. While all of our manufacturers support good Ergonomics, these lines provide specific solutions to prevent injuries that can be caused by poor workplace design.

Styles…

Sample Monitor ArmSample Monitor Arm

 
Flat panel monitors are transforming the landscape of both home and corporate offices, but their greatest advantage is that they can be easily mounted to an adjustable arm. Featuring effortless adjustment, extreme stability and sleek looks, monitor arms allow you to get the most out of your flat panel monitor investment. They provide almost effortless adjustment and create significant space savings. In addition, an adjustable arm allows the monitor to be moved out of the way to create extra desk space for non-computer-related work.
  • Articulating Keyboard Arms
    A key component of an ergonomic Workstation, a well-designed articulating keyboard system works in conjunction with a monitor arm and task chair to promote healthy, comfortable posture. Articulating keyboard supports literally bring the work to you, allowing you to sit back in your chair while providing serious protection from carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back pain, and other musculoskeletal issues.
  • Keyboard Platforms
    A platform is more than just something your keyboard rests on. Platforms were created for specific ergonomic needs and Workstation configurations. Whether you prefer the comfortable mouse-forward design or the cut-corner versatility, each platform accommodates right- or left-handed users with a simple adjustment.

Sample Adjustable TableAdjustable Table

 
The ability to quickly and easily adjust from a seated to standing position makes the difference in motivating your employees to take a stand for comfort. In the time it takes to read this sentence you could have adjusted your table from a seated to standing position using the simple touch controllers provided on our sit-to-stand workcenters.
 
Task lighting is an integral part of the ergonomic Workstation. Today’s LED task lights are energy efficient lighting with a contemporary design. LED task lights provide exceptional levels of bright, comfortable light, yielding both ergonomic and economic benefits. With Total Office Solutions range of ergonomic manufacturers, you can be assured that your choice of lighting lines will fit any need, whether you desire performance, efficiency, ease of use, or all of the above.
Sample LED LightSample LED Light

Ergonomic Accessories can be just as important as the state of the art Monitor Arm or Keyboard Tray you have just had installed. Ergonomic Accessories enhance your Workstation to take it to maximum levels of comfort to ensure that you are operating at peak performance from the start of the day until the end.

Accessories include but are not limted to:

  • Anti-Glare Filters
  • CPU Holder
  • Document Holders
  • Foot Rest

  • Air Purifiers
  • Desk Risers
  • Drawer Slides
  • Laptop Stations

 
 
 

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Perfect Positioning

Perfect PositioningPerfect Positioning Diagram

  1. Adjust the height of your seat so that your feet are resting firmly on the floor. Use a footrest if you feel that your feet are not supported properly.
  2. The depth of your seat should allow the back of your knees to extend beyond the edge of your seat. Thighs should be approximately parallel to the floor.
  3. Your forearm should be open at least 90°-100° to your upper arm.
  4. Your wrists should not be angled up or down.
  5. Set the height of the worksurface so that you can work without straining or bending. Arrange commonly used items (stapler, phone etc.) so that they are within easy reach.
  6. The top one-third of your computer screen should be at or below eye-level; the distance between your eyes and the monitor should be 18? or more — typically arm’s length.
  7. Document holder in line with front of monitor. Height and angle adjustable for the comfort of the user.

Anthropometry

The study of physical dimensions in people, including the measurement of human body characteristics such as size, breadth, girth, and distance between anatomical points. Anthropometry also includes segment masses, the center of gravity of body segments, and the ranges of joint motion, which are used in bio-mechanical analysis of work postures.
Anthropometry DiagramAnthropometry Diagram

Definitions

  • Awkward Posture
    A deviation from the neutral position of any particular joint.
  • Continuous Work
    Work activities that are sustained and uninterrupted, e.g., in dynamic work, the sustained pattern of work without rest or light effort breaks. Continuous work, especially when the work is demanding, results in earlier fatigue than does intermittent work.
  • Engineering Controls
    Physical changes to work stations, equipment, materials, production facilities, or any other relevant aspect of the work environment that reduce or prevent exposure to risk factors.
  • Ergonomics
    A discipline that involves fitting the job to the worker and not the worker to the job. It is the science of adapting Workstations, tools, equipment and job practices to be compatible with the individual worker and thus reduce the risk of injury due to risk factors.
  • Ergonomics Program
    Application of ergonomics in a system that includes the following components: health and risk factor surveillance, job analysis and design, medical management, and training.
  • Ergonomic Redesign
    Changes to an existing workplace or to production equipment to make it suiaccordion_togglele for more employees; also, the re-examination of job requirements and their patterns of occurrence. Redesign is more expensive than incorporation of ergonomic principles in the initial design of a job.
  • Ergonomic Work Methods
    The physical methods used to perform the tasks of a job, such as reaching, gripping, using tools and equipment, or discarding objects.
  • Neutral Position
    The body position which minimizes stresses on the body. Typically the neutral posture will be near the mid-range of any joint’s range of motion.
  • Pronation
    The action of rotating the forearm so that the hand is palm down.
  • Supination
    The action of rotating the forearm outward so that the hand is palm up.

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