Development & implementation of a university ergonomic management program

Ceresa Stewart, Jane Humble

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Abstract

A longitudinal study conducted at Arizona State University measured the effectiveness of ergonomic program elements implemented to improve comfort and productivity, and to reduce cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) symptoms for computer users. Elements included performing workstation evaluations, retrofitting existing workstations with accessories to achieve an ergonomically correct configuration and body posture, and improving awareness among computer users through consultation and training. The 25 participants reported that comfort and productivity significantly increased and that CTD symptoms decreased following the intervention. Results of the assessments and practical recommendations for employers are presented in a poster session at the conference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA, United States
PublisherDecis Sci Inst
Pages5
Number of pages1
Volume1
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 22 1997Nov 25 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period11/22/9711/25/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Stewart, C., & Humble, J. (1998). Development & implementation of a university ergonomic management program. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (Vol. 1, pp. 5). Decis Sci Inst.