AMERIND Risk ALARM Newsletter - 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 - Page 7

WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS ALARM The Dangers of Distracted Driving: What is Ergonomics? Do you have a company driving policy in place? If you have employees who drive as a part of their job, a driving policy should address cell phone use. Ergonomics looks at what kind of work you do, what tools you use and your whole job environment. The aim is to find the best fit between you and your job conditions. Some examples of ergonomic changes are: • Adjusting the position of your computer keyboard to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. • Being sure that the height of your desk chair allows your feet to rest flat on floor. • Learning the right way to lift heavy objects to prevent back injuries. • Using handle coatings or special gloves to suppress vibrations from power tools. No matter what the job is, the goal is to make sure that you are safe, co