Luella Ta 9/10/15 7A
Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. If ergonomics is not used properly, it can lead to MSDs(Musculoskeletal Disorders). Some examples are:
-carpal tunnel syndrome
-De Quervain's disease
5 Healthy Digital/Ergonomic habits:
-keeping your back straight
- keep things at your eye level
-try to keep your hands cupped when typing
-sit with your feet flat on the floor (no crossing legs, shift your position often)
-adjust your chair height so that your feet are flat on the floor (if you cannot adjust the height, use a different chair or sit instead)
Headaches can occur when your back is arched, causing more blood flow to the brain. To help prevent this, keep your back straight and the item of that you are looking at is at your eye level.
Hands and Ligaments
You can develop a common MSD: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; this is caused by the repetitive pressure on the median nerve in your wrist that results in the swelling of a compressed nerve. To prevent this, try to avoid adding pressure to your wrists by elevating your hand.
Joint damage can be caused by repetitive movement or otherwise known as "wear and tear"; a result of an injury may be the cause as well (It has been noted that that exact cause is unknown). Osteoarthritis is an example of a joint MSD; this MSD occurs when the protective cartilage wears away, causing bones to be exposed. Osteoarthritis gradually worsens, there is no cure. However, staying active and maintaining a healthy diet is rumored to slow the progression.
Hands and Ligaments
O.S.H.A. protects You!
O.S.H.A. stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration; it ensures a positive (nonhazardous and sanitary) working environment, enforcing the standards of workplace safety training. O.S.H.A. gives you some rights, some are:
- the right to have sanitary environment
- the right to be protected against health and safety hazards
- the right to have safety standards