Flooring

Walking/Working/Standing Surfaces Instinctive use of cardboard to gain cushioning Background The human body does not tolerate standing on hard surfaces well. The most [...]

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Seating

Poor chair Makeshift lumbar support Principles affected Posture Fatigue Pressure points Clearance Movement Related pages Workstations: Sit-stand F [...]

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Sit/Stand Workstations

It is best to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day There is no single posture that is correct for a full workday. The body needs to move and change positions. [...]

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Clearance

Inadequate knee clearance creates twist Inadequate lower leg clearance creates long reach Background Occasionally, workstations are set up without consideration for leg [...]

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Arm Supports and Cushions

Cushioning Table edge cushioning Small benchtop cushions Box used as arm support Foam pad brought from home Principles affected Posture Fatigue Press [...]

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Standing Platforms

Adjustable stands on meat processing line Principles affected Posture Height Related pages Material handling (height adjustable) Lifts Carts Containers [...]

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Slanted work surface

Horizontal: More difficult to perform work, increased strain on back Slanted: easier, faster, less strain on back Principles affected Posture Reach Height [...]

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Workstation Surface Material

Glare Clearance Principles affected Posture Force Clearance Environment (lighting) Related pages Workstations Parts handling Lighting Materi [...]

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Worksurface Size

Long reach from excessively large work surface Large work surfaces attract clutter Principles affected Posture Reach Motions Related pages Workstations: [...]

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Point-of-Use Storage

Using the work surface for storage leads to clutter, wasted time and motions Principles affected Reach Height Motions Related pages Tools Arms and counte [...]

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