Office Ergonomics

Session Description
Employee injuries and illnesses are unavoidable. It can cost both the employee and employer time and money. Workers from various occupation are exposed to many illnesses and injuries — one being musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Office workers are particularly susceptible to MSDs due to repetitive motions and poor postures while performing their job. To prevent work-related MSDs, ergonomics intervention should be implemented. The purpose of this project was to provide a web-based instructional tool that will educate University of Hawaiʻi office workers on how to modify their environment to reduce work-related injuries and physical stress. The online course module was created using a free web development tool called Google Sites — where a Grid-based layout design approach was incorporated. Moreover, to achieve effective learning, Robert Gagné’s Nine Steps of Instruction was utilized throughout the instructional module. As an outcome of this project, we anticipate the employees to develop healthier habits to increase their work performance and productivity.
  • Pamela Terrado, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Wahiawa, Hawaii, USA
  • Paul Flores, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,
  • Angela Gannon, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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