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    You have been requested to perform an ergonomic review of the workstations for all Executive Assistants in the company. Research what is needed in an environmental review in an office setting and identify the major factors to consider when performing an ergonomic review of the Executive Assistant workstations. Identify 5 conditions you would check in or around the Assistant's workstation, what recommendations you would make, and what you would hope to prevent by your recommendations. For example- by providing a wrist rest with each computer mouse, you would hope to lessen the incidence of carpal tunnel cases.

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    The position of the Executive Assistant requires many hours of sitting at their workstation. The position requires the EA to sit for long periods of time, answer telephones, work on the computer and do some occasional filing. In order to assess the environment in which the employee works in major factors must be considered when performing an ergonomic review of his or her workstation. The first thing to look at is the employee's own working posture. It may be necessary to train the employee on how to sit correctly while working at his or her station. While you may have all the equipment ergonomically correct, if the employee is not using basic posture tactics, they will still become injured due to no fault of the employer.

    In the event that an employee has "perfect posture", the following are the conditions one would look at in order to perform an accurate and thorough review of the workstation:

    Condition 1. Seating: Does the backrest provide support for the lower back? Is the seat wide and deep enough? The front of the seat cannot press against the back of the knees and ...

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    The position of the Executive Assistant requires many hours of sitting at their workstation. The position requires the EA to sit for long periods of time, answer telephones, work on the computer and do some occasional filing. In order to assess the environment in which the employee works in major factors must be considered when performing an ergonomic review of his or her workstation.

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