The basics of good posture

  1. Head straight over the shoulders.
  2. Look slightly down without tilting the neck.
  3. The shoulder blades should not be pushed forward and the lower back well supported by a lumbar support that adapts to the natural curvature of the back.
  4. Wrists in neutral position without break.
  5. 90 degree elbows with forearms in a horizontal position and shoulders relaxed without being raised or drooping.
  6. Thighs in a horizontal position with an angle of 90 to 110 degrees.
  7. The feet must rest completely on the ground or on a footrest in case this is not possible.

CONTENT

The situation

The advancement of technology has brought us thousands of modern conveniences. Unfortunately, many of them have also brought us a lot of serious health problems in our modern and technological work environments.

Many of these problems are classified as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). They are manifested by pain and mainly affect the muscles, tendons and nerves in the upper limbs (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers) following repeated physical movements.

In the event that preventive or curative measures are not taken, these microtromatists can even lead to permanent disabilities that will force people to have to change their career in order to avoid the pain and its origin.

ERGONOMICS

Quantitative and qualitative study of work in the company to improve working conditions and increase comfort, safety and productivity.

The goal of this science is to try to adapt the work to the man by analyzing in particular the different stages of the work, their perception by the one who executes, the transmission of the information and in a parallel way, the learning of the man who has to adapt to technological constraints.

ERGONOMIC

A device, a material whose form and function is particularly adapted to the working conditions of the user.

TMS - Musculoskeletal disorders

Injuries or soft tissue disorder such as tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves.

Symptoms

Sensitivity, pain, weakness, tingling, edema, numbness, difficulty moving and performing tasks.

Solutions

Whether in a process of prevention, improvement or curative facing physical problems installed, all the following elements of solutions will be considered in order to obtain maximum adaptation.

Despite all the solutions available, it is everyone's responsibility to learn how to adopt a good posture, modify it and alternate tasks to encourage movement that will promote good blood circulation and reduce the risk of injury. .