KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ERGONOMICS TO PREVENT HEALTH HAZARDS OF EXTENDED COMPUTERS USAGE AMONG ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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ANANYA UPRETI
VEENA RAI
RAHUL BISHT
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4500-2969

Abstract

Introduction: The science of creating a job to fit the worker is known as ergonomics. Ineffectiveness and suffering at work stem results from disregarding ergonomic principles. Poor seating, a lack of frequent short pauses while working, and poor viewing distance all contribute to symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, etc. in various body parts like the wrists, shoulders, back, and legs as well as eye strains. Numerous health risks can be avoided with correct workplace organisation, seat height, working posture, armrest and backrest use, wrist and elbow alignment that is straight, and keyboard positioning.

Methodology: A self-structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect data from 150 study participants who were chosen through the purposive sample method. To collect information about personal profile variables, a self-structured knowledge questionnaire is used. The study's results showed that the majority of participants, 60.7%, had average knowledge, 20.7% had poor knowledge, and 18.7% had good knowledge regarding ergonomics to prevent the health risks associated with prolonged computer use. Except for the length of computer stay, which was found to be statistically significant at the 0.05 level of significance, the majority of the demographic variables were not significantly associated with the level of administrative staff knowledge regarding ergonomic to prevent health hazards of extended computer usage.

Conclusion: Study concluded that administrative staff have average knowledge (60.7%) regarding ergonomic to prevent health hazard of extended computers usage and only 18.7 % of study participants have good knowledge regarding ergonomic to prevent health hazard of extended computers usage.

Keywords:
Ergonomics, knowledge, extended computer usage, health hazards

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UPRETI, A., RAI, V., & BISHT, R. (2022). KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ERGONOMICS TO PREVENT HEALTH HAZARDS OF EXTENDED COMPUTERS USAGE AMONG ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. Journal of Medicine and Health Research, 7(2), 43-49. https://doi.org/10.56557/jomahr/2022/v7i27918
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