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Ergonomic Problems:

Ergonomic problems can be caused by both work-associated and non-work associated conditions can either individually, or by both interacting with each other.

There are many ways to determine which is conditions of workplace can lead to Ergonomic Problems. The main risk for Ergonomic problems like Repetitive Strain Injury and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are the frequent repetitive motion tasks, awkward posture, vibrations, forceful movements, stress at workplace, poor workplace setup.

Symptoms of Ergonomic Problems

  1. Pain in wrists, forearms, elbows, neck, or back followed by discomfort
  2. Aching or tingling
  3. Dry, itchy, or sore eyes
  4. Loss of color in affected regions
  5. Blurred or double vision
  6. Cramping
  7. Numbness or a burning sensation in the hand
  8. Reduced grip strength in the hand
  9. Swelling or stiffness in the wrist joints
  10. Reduced range of motion in the shoulder, neck, or back
  11. Weakness
  12. Tension stress headaches and related ailments

The main causes of are:

  1. Awkward posture
  2. Frequent repetitive motion tasks
  3. Stress at workplace
  4. Vibrations
  5. Forceful movements
  6. Poor workplace setup
  7. Sitting in same posture for continuous long hours
  8. Lower back support is inadequate

Types of Ergonomic Problems

  1. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  2. Ergonomic Problem-Eye
  3. Repetitive Stain Injury
  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  5. Other Ergonomic Problems