Ergonomics

Bryanna Encarnacion 8B 9/9/15

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. Examples of good ergonomics are sitting up straight, having your feet flat on the floor, adjusting the brightness on the computer monitor so that it isn't too bright, making sure your wrists aren't hitting the table top while you are typing, and having your hand on the home keys at all times. Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to the people who work in them. Ergonomics also works with OSHA. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Association. OSHA is a federal organization that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.

Health Habits

Health Habits are things you should learn and follow. Things such as having your monitor too high or too low, are negative health habits and can affect your health. If your monitor is too high, it forces you to strain your eyes to see which can give you a head ache if you strain them for too long. If your monitor is too low, it can cause you to tilt your head to see the screen, which can cause head aches as well if you have your head tilted for too long. Negative health habits cause negative things on your body. Another example of a negative heath habit is if your chair is too high. If your chair is too high to the point where your feet are dangling above the ground, you may feel pain in your knees or your feet. Things such as these are painful and are negative health habits.