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DEA 651 Graduate Project: Fall 1999

 

Examples of Individual Workstation Evaluations

 

See the slideshow for complete individual workstation evaluations.

 

Evaluation of Individual Workstations

 

The following are three examples of individual workstation summaries that list both the problems found through the three data collection techniques and the recommendations that can be implemented to reduce discomfort and injuries, some of which may have been caused by these problems. Please refer to the discussion of the General Problems and Recommendations for a detailed explanation of the issues listed in each individual workstation evaluation. These examples were chosen because they contain problems and recommendations that can be generalized to the majority of the workstations in the office.

 

Workstation # 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present:

back

 

 

 

 

 

neck

 

 

 

 

 

shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

tendonitis in right wrist

 

 

 

right leg (upper and lower)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential:

wrist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULA (posture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper body:

leaning forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neck:

extended toward screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoulder:

leaning on left shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrists:

ulnar deviation

 

 

 

 

extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legs:

feet not touching floor

 

 

 

 

ankles crossed under chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk height:

computer desk at 26 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair height:

feet 1 inch above floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor:

screen glare / too low / tilted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard:

too high (should be 1-2 inches lower)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse:

too far to the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both desks should be at a height of 28 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install articulating keyboard and mouse tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase monitor height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install free standing document holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install optical glass glare filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor screen should be flat (not tilted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workstation # 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present:

neck

 

 

 

 

 

shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

tendonitis in right wrist

 

 

 

right hand

 

 

 

 

 

right forearm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential:

wrists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULA (posture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper body:

leaning forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neck:

extended toward screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrists:

ulnar deviation

 

 

 

 

extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk height:

computer desk at 29 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor:

screen glare / too low / tilted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse:

too far to the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk should be at a height of 28 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install articulating keyboard and mouse tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase monitor height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install free standing document holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install optical glass glare filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor screen should be flat (not tilted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workstation # 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present:

upper back

 

 

 

 

neck

 

 

 

 

 

shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential:

wrists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULA (posture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neck:

extended toward screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrists

ulnar deviation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legs:

feet resting underneath chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk height:

computer desk at 26 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor:

too low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse:

too far to the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneath desk:

insufficient area for feet and legs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone:

too far from user

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk should be at a height of 28 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install articulating keyboard and mouse tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase monitor height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position phone closer to user

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace chair (use traditional chair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove stored items from beneath the desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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