Ergonomics (for Manufacturing)

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Take this course to learn the easiest steps you can do towards avoiding injuries and accidents at work, particularly in a manufacturing environment where little hazards can lead to permanent damages to our bodies.

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  1. Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing
  2. Risk Factors
  3. Best Ergonomic Practices
  4. Stretching

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Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Ergonomics (for Manufacturing) Course - Lesson Excerpt

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics simply refers to the “study of work.”

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

In ergonomics, we change the job to conform with the worker’s needs and capacities.

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Its goals are to minimise the risk of injuries before they occur and maximise worker performance and efficiency.

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Boosts productivity

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

When injury risk factors are reduced, there is more room for productivity.

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

For instance, ergonomics reduces unnecessary repetition of tasks and as a result, helps you save time and finish work faster.

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

This also leads to reduced days of absence due to sickness or injury

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Creates a better work environment With having an ergonomic and safe workplace, workers can perform tasks with satisfaction.

Benefits of Ergonomics for Manufacturing

Risk Factors

Ergonomics (for Manufacturing) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Knowing the ergonomic risk factors in your workplace is the first line of defence from injury and accidents.

Risk Factors

This lesson will help you recognise the risk factors to look out for in manufacturing and why it's important to avoid them.

Risk Factors

Repetitive Motion

Risk Factors

Any tasks with a cycle time of 30 seconds or less is considered repetitive.

Risk Factors

This contributes to the development of MSDs.

Risk Factors

To control this risk, always allow room for movement

Risk Factors

You can also do periodic stretches to make your muscle more flexible during work.

Risk Factors

Hand-arm and whole-body vibration

Risk Factors

Objects that vibrate, such as grinding tools, can lessen blood flow to hands or arms, causing numbness and increasing risk of MSDs

Risk Factors

To avoid this, reduce excessive vibration by selecting the lowest vibration level

Risk Factors

Or use jigs or suspension systems

Risk Factors

Best Ergonomic Practices

Ergonomics (for Manufacturing) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Best Ergonomic Practices

Best Ergonomic Practices

Working in manufacturing includes a variety of duties that will make you physically active.

Best Ergonomic Practices

However, this might also mean that you will be often exposed to stressors and risks that may cause injury and sometimes permanent disability to our bodies.

Best Ergonomic Practices

Ergonomics is one way you can use to avoid those stressors and risks.

Best Ergonomic Practices

Which among these devices help in easy lifting and transporting of materials? Pallet Jacks and Cranes are lifting devices you can use to avoid the brunt of heavy lifting.

Best Ergonomic Practices

Which among these devices help in easy lifting and transporting of materials? Pallet Jacks and Cranes are lifting devices you can use to avoid the brunt of heavy lifting.

Best Ergonomic Practices

Which among these devices help in easy lifting and transporting of materials? Pallet Jacks and Cranes are lifting devices you can use to avoid the brunt of heavy lifting.

Best Ergonomic Practices

Change your workstations to reduce the risk of injury.

Best Ergonomic Practices

This may include using anti-fatigue mats

Best Ergonomic Practices

or involve changing your tables and chairs' position and design.

Best Ergonomic Practices

What are the things we can do to create a safe working environment?

Stretching

Ergonomics (for Manufacturing) Course - Lesson Excerpt

In sports, we have seen athletes warm up and stretch before getting into serious training. But what does stretching have to do with manufacturing work?

Stretching

According to National Safety Council, almost **one-third **of manufacturing workers suffer from sprains, strains, and tears.

Stretching

Stretching is one way to help us avoid those injuries and risks.

Stretching

It helps warms up our bodies by increasing blood supply and nutrients to our muscles. This improves our posture and balance, enhance our muscle coordination and make our body more flexible.

Stretching

Move your head from side to side.

Stretching

It’s like you’re watching wipers on the windshield.

Stretching

Go back and forth 5 times.

Stretching

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