Ergonomic Assessment

HITM 2215 HIT Management & Supervision Ergonomic Assessment Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, the student should be able to: 1. Understand the relationship between the physical work environment and the employee's morale and performance. 2. Apply principles of ergonomics to design a work space which meets the needs of the employee and produces a healthy and productive environment. 3. Perform an ergonomic assessment of an existing work space. 4. Communicate your assessment to your instructor. Instructions: 1. Review class materials on ergonomics. Do a web search on ergonomics and review various sites to gain more insight into this topic. 2. This activity is designed to give students an opportunity to apply ergonomic principles to evaluate an existing computer work station. The student may evaluate his/her own computer work station or that of a co-worker or friend. 3. Assess the computer work station and work habits of the user for ergonomic effectiveness. Consider lighting, chair, desk, position of computer and monitor, and any environmental factors. Discuss work habits, both positive and negative. 4. Provide justification for your assessment and a plan of correction for improving ergonomic work status. 5. Use Microsoft Word to produce a 2 page evaluation and correction plan. Evaluation: 1. This activity will be evaluated for: a. Completeness of observations b. Accuracy of assessment c. Appropriate plan of correction 2. Total points - 30.
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