ergonomics in our Professional Lives

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Unit I Homework Open

  • Weight: 10% of course grade
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  • Due: Tuesday, 12/11/2018 11:59 PM (CST)
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In Unit I, we discussed the definition of ergonomics and the role of ergonomics in our professional lives. For the Unit I Homework assignment, you will expand on those concepts a bit further and focus on how ergonomics can affect different types of workstations.

In one Word document, write responses to the following items. Use APA to cite and reference all outside sources, including the textbook. Please label each section for clarity using APA headings:

  1. Describe the relationship between proper ergonomic design and your workstation; include a real-world example. Explain how ergonomics, if not properly applied, can affect your life short-term or long-term. (Note: You may consider your study work station or your workstation at your place of employment.)
  2. Amy works for a large variety store in your area. Her work tasks include standing at the cash register (checkout counter) for extended periods of time. She is responsible for scanning items and placing them into bags or the customer’s cart. Some of these items can be heavy. Describe some of the areas within this workstation where this employee could be injured. Describe what actions the employer might take to relieve some of these hazards.
  3. Adam, a 25-year-old Caucasian male, is an employee working in the automotive section of a large variety store. Using the tables found in Chapter 3, provide a hypothetical description of Adam that would place him in the 50th percentile for height, weight, waist circumference, and body mass index. Provide exact measurements for Adam, using the 50th percentile columns. Explain one area where these measurements might be of use for the employer as it relates to this employee.

You should answer each question using a one- to two-paragraph response. All items combined must be a minimum of two pages in length.

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Relationship between Proper Ergonomic Design and My Workstation
One of the key aspects taken into consideration when designing a workstation is ergonomics.
Ergonomics ensure that the workplace is designed in a way that fits the people that work there. It
eliminates stress in the workstations and considers several features of the human body such as the
size of the body, shape, strength and other environmental factors, ensuring that it eliminates workrelated complications or injuries. In the vegetable farm where I work, ergonomics is maintained
by designing machines that are suitable to the characteristics of the humans using them, such as
designing machines that have minimal to no vibrations that can affect people by causing injuries
to the hand or causing Carpal Tunnel Syn...

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