ORGANIZING THE
WORK SPACE
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ACTION GOAL #9: Organize the work space so that

a.    Reaches performed frequently are within the near work space (your elbows are at your sides).
b.    Reaches performed occasionally are within the near or mid work space (no more than an arm’s length away).
c.    You are not reaching across your body to work.


 

"Near" work space

"Mid" work space
 

You frequently lean to make reaches more than an arm’s length away.
 

Remove unnecessary equipment and supplies from the work station;
   
    Re-organize your work space by moving all necessary equipment and supplies close, to no more than an arm’s length away, or to a location where you must get up and walk to it.
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