Personal Ergonomics is the science of working smart: learning to position and move the working body to avoid fatigue, damage and injury. The Personal Ergonomics Guide Series shows everyone, in easy to understand language, how to apply personal ergonomics on their jobs to work more comfortably and efficiently, be more productive and have more energy left over after work. Each guide discusses Personal Ergonomics information related to specific tasks:
Repetitive Tasks in Manufacturing describes WorkSmart Techniques for anyone who must stand or sit in a manufacturing environment. Personal ergonomics, anatomy and causes of fatigue and pain are discussed. This Guide explains work posture, arm support, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand stresses and WorkSmart techniques to minimize fatigue, pain and injury. A section on stretching and exercise challenges the workers to become fit for their job and their life. Readers are urged to improve personal work design and work habits, to join the WorkSmart Team; the new American work ethic!