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Job Design and Ergonomic Risk in Administrative Jobs

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 792)

Abstract

There are many administrative workers exposed to awkward postures due to poor design of work stations and bad postural habits. We proceeded to evaluate work stations by applying the RULA methodology and the Check List ROSA and it was found that 87.5% of positions needed immediate changes in its design and its occupants more information on postural hygiene. The body segments with the highest postural load are wrists, upper arms, neck and trunk.

It is also necessary that an anthropometric profile of the Ecuadorian population can be developed so that in the future furniture and accessories can be designed according to the dimensions of our users to eliminate the current imbalance and reduce the incidence and prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders.

Keywords

Ergonomic risk Anthropometry Postural load 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Internacional SekQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad San Francisco de QuitoQuitoEcuador

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