Ergonomics

Jai'Ana James 9/9/15 8B

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. Examples of Ergonomics are how you sit in your chair, how you type on your keyboard, your posture, and so on. Basically Ergonomics is how you deal with your body's health, referring to your workplace. Have you heard about OSHA? Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal organization (part of the Department of Labor) that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training. Three rights under OSHA are 1) You can ask OSHA to inspect your workplace. 2) You can receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to your workplace. 3) You can use your rights under the law without retaliation or discrimination.

Staying Safe

Health habits.

Health habits are something you should always practice and follow because they keep from causing accidents to yourself and others. Sometimes you might end up in accidents when you don't practice health habits. A few negative health habits are slouching, bending over to pick up something, not wearing safety gear, wrist constantly hitting table, computer monitor to bright, and squinting to see computer monitor. Now a few positive health habits are good posture, feet flat on the floor, computer monitor at perfect lighting, right chair posture, and wrist off the table.