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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

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What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics simply refers to the “study of work.”

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

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

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?

Boosts productivity

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

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

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

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

Risk Factors

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Risk Factors

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

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

Repetitive Motion

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

This contributes to the development of MSDs.

To control this risk, always allow room for movement

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

Hand-arm and whole-body vibration

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

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

Or use jigs or suspension systems

Best Ergonomic Practices

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Best Ergonomic Practices

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Change your workstations to reduce the risk of injury.

This may include using anti-fatigue mats

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

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

Stretching

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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?

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

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

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.

Move your head from side to side.

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

Go back and forth 5 times.

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Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?
Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?
Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?
Which among these are examples of musculoskeletal injuries?
Ergonomics (for Manufacturing)

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