To Control Awkward Postures:
- Assure proper lower back and thigh support from chair and that feet are supported.
- Assure adequate thigh clearance under lab bench. Often low hanging false fronts need to be removed.
- Raise, incline, and move microscope as close as needed to assure upright head position.
- Work with elbows close to sides.
- Work with wrists in straight, neutral positions.
- Choose microscope eye pieces which allow improved head and neck posture.
- Move microscope to line up eyepieces with table edge.
- Keep upper arm vertical, forearms horizontal, wrists neutral.
- Install ocular eyepiece extensions where feasible.
|To Control High Repetition: |
- Take adequate breaks - even short several second "micro-breaks" help.
- Rotate microscope work between several employees.
- Evaluate work processes to spread microscope work throughout the day.
- Add personnel for peak periods.
| To Control Contact Stresses: |
- Do not rest forearms on sharp work surface edges. Pad the edge or forearm, or create a forearm rest pad.
To Control Eye Fatigue:
- Keep scopes clean.
- Assure illuminators are in alignment and light is even, and of proper intensity.
- Assure optical components are in proper repair.
- Take frequent short breaks to rest your eyes; focus far away or shut eyes to change eye focal length.