Holistic Ergonomics: Giving Full Attention to All of Office Work (H&S/W)
Analyze office tasks, define work activities, apply holistic ergonomics.
Office work is a sequence of changing activities: yes “office ergonomics” typically means musculoskeletal concerns related to computer work for many. Although computer work and associated discomfort are important, they are only one part of office work. Holistic Ergonomics approaches the work space and the work performed dependent upon the other.
Classroom Instruction / Lecture with multi-media
Entry Level (recognition/recall/comprehension)
1 Theory and Creativity
1.3 Human Factors/Ergonomics
Does Your Office Fit You? Workplace Ergonomics (H&S)
Explain/discuss MSD’s, their causes and what we can do to prevent them. Look at implications of computerized work environment on visual/motor/body systems. Discuss risk factors in work environment. Supply helpful tips about healthy work habits to make you feel better.
Bodies in Motion: How adequate movement promotes both comfort and academic progress (H&S/W)
Phil Dieter Breithecker
Architects will be better equipped to design facilities that promote ergonomic health of students. They will understand that students need solutions which facilitate the body’s intrinsic need for movement/variation and that school is the primary social institution responsible for health promotion.
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