Information Technology Assistant
Standards: 01.0 (01.08) Apply ergonomic principles and view devices applicable to computer work station and the workplace environment.
The development of proper keyboarding skills and knowledge of workplace ergonomics can help provide a good basis for the future requirements of computer-based career training programs.
Workplaces have been made more productive with the increased use of computers. But increased productivity can also lead to repetitive stress injuries. When you type the letter “A” on your keyboard, that single, small movement looks and feels harmless. But when you increase that action to 2,000 times a day, and consider poor wrist posture, muscle, tendon and joint damage can occur. Ergonomics address this problem through flexible, adjustable design that allows office equipment to be tailored to the size of each individual worker, ensuring ideal positioning and maximum operator comfort during work tasks. Ergonomic workplace settings increase job productivity and satisfaction, resulting in fewer injuries to workers.
You are required to watch the following video.
- Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace article on the website. Be sure to read through all information.
- How do I find out about employer responsibilities and worker rights?
- Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders.
3. Go to your WordPress Site (Info Tech Page), recreate with images and explain in your own words (no copy-paste) the main aspects of ergonomics at work. You can take your own pictures using your camera or the school equipment or just go and hang appropriate pictures that you find through the media.