PAGE 6

Goals (continued)


WHEN ORGANIZING THE WORKSPACE

9a.     Reaches performed frequently are within the “near” work space (your elbows remain at your sides).
9b.     Reaches performed occasionally are within the “near” or “mid” work space (no more than an arm’s length away).
9c.     You are not reaching across your body to work.


WHEN VIEWING THE MONITOR

10a.     It is in front of you and the top line of print is at or just below your eye level or even lower if you wear bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses; AND
You are able to scan the screen from top to bottom by using only eye movements, not head movements.
10b.     You can sit against the back of the chair and read the monitor screen from a comfortable distance, without experiencing eye fatigue, blurred vision or headaches.
10c.     The monitor screen is free of glare.


Viewing through bifocal lenses

WHEN READING THE DOCUMENT

11a.      The document is off the flat work surface and in your line of vision.
11b.      The document is directly next to the monitor or between the monitor and the keyboard.
11c.      The document is at the same distance as, or closer than, the monitor.
11d.      You can look at the document and the monitor by moving only your eyes, not your head.


WHEN USING A NEW SOFTWARE PROGRAM OR OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)

12a.      You are efficient in the most common tasks you perform.
12b.      You reduce the stress and frustration you experience when you cannot complete a task.


<<<Previous

Preface  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Department of Industrial Relations   Cal/OSHA Consultation Service   Research and Education Unit