Sunday, January 08, 2006

Cures for the common converting workplace injuries

A good article about RSI ...

"Bend, lift, twist and push, and repeat. These may sound like instructions for an aerobics class, but these can be motions for converting operations, too. The difference between the two is that the class is probably only an hour, and the weights lifted are less than 10 lbs. Converters, however, deal with these movements all day and lift items like steel shafts that can weight up to 120 lbs.

Movements such as repetitive exertions of the hand, heavy lifting or pushing, and prolonged awkward postures, are all risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). WMSDs range from mild symptoms to severe debilitating conditions. Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tension neck syndrome and low back pain."   continued ...   (Via Converting Magazine)

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

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