#3: Chair height is too low
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Working from home is commonplace these days. Many companies who have employees that do computer-based jobs allow these employees to work from home—from 1 day per week to everyday. Having a workstation that fits the employee well is just as important if they work from home as it is if they work in the office. I’ve lost track of how many office ergonomics assessments I’ve done over the years be it at work and home (and travel, but that’s a totally different environment). There are common mistakes or misconceptions that people make when it comes to their computer workstation. Take a look
Lean Six Sigma Steps and Tools
It seems as though everyone is doing Lean these days—Lean Office, Lean Manufacturing, Lean this and Lean that. Lean is a very good process improvement methodology started by Toyota. However, Lean is frequently done without inclusion of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E). This lack of using a human centered approach lessens the effectiveness and sustainable of Lean improvements. This article will explain the reasons for that statement and help you understand that a significant amount of waste is still present after Lean has been done without regards to HF/E.
To review the last blog, the first 3 components of an ergonomics program were: 1) System based, 2) Tied into the mission and strategic initiatives of the company and 3) Effective business case. The next two are:
4. Ergonomic performance standards built into everyone’s performance expectations