Ergonomics Essay

 

1. Describe the ergonomic risk factors associated with a sharp edge on a work bench. Include supporting evidence as part of your discussion.
Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

2. Describe hand-arm vibrations (HAVS); what are the long-term issues an employee might have if vibration sources are not corrected?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

3. Describe one or more potential solutions for an employee who is experiencing the onset of back pain after working at his or her workstation that primarily requires the employee to work in a seated position. Include supporting evidence as part of your discussion.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

4. Consider ergonomic hazards associated with the operation of pneumatic impact wrenches in a vehicle maintenance facility. What could you, as part of the ergonomics team, provide in the way of protection against the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) that might be associated with the use of such a tool? Include supporting evidence as part of your discussion.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

5. Look at your workstation, and describe it according to the industrial work station design. Does it meet the standards for reach, height, and other measurements? Do you believe that it meets the standards, or do you need to make some changes? Explain your response.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

6. Explain carpal tunnel syndrome. What structures are involved, and what pathology exists here? Recommend prevention tips and treatments for this syndrome. Explain the modified Allen test and Tinel’s sign.

Your response should be 200 words.

7. Imagine that you are leading a training event to help prevent back injuries, and you are teaching students the proper way to lift. Describe, in detail, your recommended steps for lifting a box from a tabletop and placing the box on the floor in a way that would not create any pain or ergonomics issue(s).

Your response should be 200 words

8. Each of us reacts habitually when we see money on the ground; we bend over and pick it up. Describe how you would get employees to avoid improper bending to pick up items from the ground in situations such as this. Use the four Es: empowerment, encouragement, education, and enlightenment.

Your response should be 200 words.