Category: Ergonomics

(see also Back Safety)

 


T014 - Basic Ergonomics

Ergonomics, the science of matching man to machine, can affect the working conditions of each employee. This video humorously introduces this important concept.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English, Spanish / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: definition - relevance in the workplace



T062 - Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries are an ever-increasing occupational hazard. Learn how to prevent these injuries for all occupations.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: definition - symptoms - prevention

 


T168 - Computeritis - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Computeritis is a cumulative trauma disorder that stems from repeated striking of computer keys. It is potentially crippling, and may affect hundreds of thousands of workers.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Japanese

Key Training Points: causes - symptoms - prevention

 

T240 - Home Ergonomics

Ergonomics has made the modern workplace a safer, more productive place to be. We can make our private lives as ergonomically safe and efficient as the workplace.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: ergonomic guidelines - lifting

 

T281 - Workstation Ergonomics - Eyestrain

Eyestrain is the number one complaint in office jobs. Computer users are particularly susceptible to eyestrain. In fact, the more time you spend in front of a computer monitor, the higher the likelihood for irritating your eyes. Eyestrain may be relieved by applying ergonomic solutions: that is, by adjusting your work environment to fit your body to make you more comfortable and reduce stress and strain.

Tone: Actuality/Parody / Language: English

Key Training Points: lighting - monitor position - eye exams

 

T282 - Workstation Ergonomics - Cumulative Trauma Disorders

A Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is a condition of wear and tear on tendons, muscles and nerves which results from cumulative overuse. Computer users are particularly susceptible to CTD's, sometimes called repetitive stress injuries. To help reduce the risk of these injuries, it's important to use the right equipment, correct typing techniques, and good work habits.

Tone: Actuality/Parody / Language: English

Key Training Points: workstation arrangement - chairs - breaks - symptoms

 

T301 - Repetitive Stress Injuries - Construction

Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) are one of the fastest growing injuries in the workplace today. RSIs are caused from years of repetitive or forceful motions that place stress and strain on the body. Some experts say that more than half of U.S. workers have jobs with the potential for RSIs. To help minimize or prevent these painful and sometimes crippling disorders, use proper work techniques and stay alert for symptoms.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: work habits - excessive force - posture - positioning - overexertion - stretching - breaks

 

T302 - Repetitive Stress Injuries - Manufacturing

Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) are one of the fastest growing injuries in the workplace today. RSIs are caused from years of repetitive or forceful motions that place stress and strain on the body. These painful and sometimes crippling disorders are especially common in manufacturing, where job processes may involve repetitive motion, twisting and lifting at the same time, and awkward postures that can stress the body. To help minimize or prevent RSIs, choose proper work techniques and stay alert for symptoms.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: work habits - wrists positions - excessive use - posture - uncomfortable positions - overexertion