Thursday, November 17, 2005

ASSE Urges Employers to Focus on Ergonomics

Employers asked to emphasise ergonomics ...

"As Missouri employers and employees brace for the new state workers' compensation law due to go into effect in January, Missouri members of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) suggest employers and employees focus on reducing workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to help reduce workers' compensation costs.

To reduce the growing number of MSDs in the workplace, ASSE urges employers to develop and implement effective ergonomic systems as part of their overall safety and health efforts in the workplace.

An initial investment in ergonomic programs removes barriers to quality, productivity and human performance by fitting products, tasks and environments to people. This also reduces costs and can save companies millions."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

ASSE - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Musculoskeletal Disorders can range from general aches and pains to more serious Problems. Medical practitioners do recommend that all the users who use computers regularly should report signs and symptoms as early as possible to prevent serious injury or permanent damage. The most commonly noticed signs and symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders associated with computer use are as follows

Musculoskeletal Disorders :Signs and Symptoms :

1) Numbness or a burning sensation in the hand

2) Reduced grip strength in the hand

3) Swelling or stiffness in the joints

4) Pain in wrists, forearms, elbows, neck, or back followed by discomfort

5) Reduced range of motion in the shoulder, neck, or back

6) Dry, itchy, or sore eyes

For more information about this journal u can found at
Musculoskeletal Disorders

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