Elements to be considered in the design of a workstation

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QUESTION 1

(a) What kind of workplace problems can ergonomics solve and how would you identify these problems? In what ways can ergonomics improve safety and health?

(b) What are the advantages for an enterprise to establish an efficient system of storage and handling of raw materials at the place of work?

Describe the various methods that can be used at a place of work to ensure that the storage and handling of materials are carried out in an effective and efficient manner.

QUESTION 2

(a) What are the benefits of having occupational safety and health standards established by the International Labour Organization in the world of work? How are these standards classified by the International Labour Organization?

(b) Describe the main provisions contained in Convention C155 on Occupational and Safety and Health adopted by the International Labour Organization in 1981.

QUESTION 3

(a) What do you understand by the term "anthropometry"? In what ways can anthropometric data be used at the workplace?

(b) What, according to you, are the ergonomic problems associated with the use of visual display units? Describe the measures which can be taken to eliminate these problems taking into account the monitor, the visual environment, the work surface and the seating arrangement.

QUESTION 4

What are the common lighting and thermal problems found at the workplace?

Describe, in detail, the measures that can be taken to eliminate these problems at the workplace by the application of sound ergonomic principles

QUESTION 5

(a) What is a workstation? What are the main elements to be considered in the design of a workstation?

(b) How would you improve the design of a standing workstation by the application of sound ergonomic principles?

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