Event Title

Ergonomics Survey for Custodial and Houskeeping Service Employees

Mentor 1

Dr. Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 3:45 PM

Description

The purpose of this research study was to gain some insights on how the implementation of a specific brace could potentially aid custodial staff at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The brace is designed to isolate wrist movement and distribute movement to other parts of the body. The data for this study was collected through a series of questionnaires. A custom, specific to this project, questionnaire was created and implemented for the custodial workers at UWM. The participants answered the questions about self-perceived information regarding tasks they perform and the perceived difficulty and frequency for each of the tasks. After gathering the data, the tasks that appeared most physically demanding were tasks that required frequent wrist movements. The findings from this research will allow the team to make a recommendation for brace implementation as an effective intervention to reduce the level of perceived difficulty for the tasks and reducing risk of injury from the job overall.

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Apr 24th, 2:30 PM Apr 24th, 3:45 PM

Ergonomics Survey for Custodial and Houskeeping Service Employees

Union Wisconsin Room

The purpose of this research study was to gain some insights on how the implementation of a specific brace could potentially aid custodial staff at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The brace is designed to isolate wrist movement and distribute movement to other parts of the body. The data for this study was collected through a series of questionnaires. A custom, specific to this project, questionnaire was created and implemented for the custodial workers at UWM. The participants answered the questions about self-perceived information regarding tasks they perform and the perceived difficulty and frequency for each of the tasks. After gathering the data, the tasks that appeared most physically demanding were tasks that required frequent wrist movements. The findings from this research will allow the team to make a recommendation for brace implementation as an effective intervention to reduce the level of perceived difficulty for the tasks and reducing risk of injury from the job overall.