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    Measuring the effect of workplace steps on workers

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    how many steps does one take to perform a task? Often, healthcare workers walk several miles during a shift. What type of impact does the walking have on the employee, the employee's health, etc.? Often facilities design fails to take into account those working in the facility, not just the patient.

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    How many steps does one take to perform a task? Often, healthcare workers walk several miles during a shift. What type of impact does the walking have on the employee, the employee's health, etc.? Often facilities design fails to take into account those working in the facility, not just the patient.

    Introduction: This question seems simple enough when you first look at it, but in fact there are several things that must be considered to come up with a satisfactory answer. I will try and approach this problem in a step-by-step process.

    1. How many steps does on take to perform a task? The obvious place to start with this first statement is to analyze exactly what the task is, and then consider all the places the worker must go to find the materials to complete the job or task.

    A. One way that an employer might try and figure out how many steps a worker needs to complete ...

    Solution Summary

    This brief response provides the student with some ideas on how to map the steps or processes that employees must take to complete a task or job. There is some discussion provided on society's gradual acceptance of the need to consider the comfort of employees when constructing new facilities. The student should have enough material in the references that were provided to develop an satisfactory response to the student's instructor or professor.

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