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Ergonomic burdens and harms at the workplace of accountants
Kacjan Žgajnar, Katarina (Author), Govekar, Kaja (Author), Oder, Martina (Author)

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Abstract
Workers spend a lot of time at work, and therefore, it is important to ensure healthy workplaces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ergonomic strains of accountants and suggest measures to overcome the work-related overload and improve the working conditions. We monitored the work of three accountants through the Ovako Working posture Assessment System (OWAS) methodology and measured the microclimate and lighting conditions. The results of microclimate conditions show that the room temperature was 26 °C, the humidity was 47 %, and the airflow 0.11 ms-1. The results of the OWAS methodology gave us insights into the overload of the spine and the upper and lower limbs. In most cases, corrective measures are needed. Immediate measures need to be implemented for the upper limb load for all the observed subjects, while arm load needs to be further researched. Our findings could reduce the work-related discomforts if workers and employers followed our recommendations.

Language:English
Keywords:ergonomics, accountant, burden, OWAS, sitting work, workplace
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:ZF - University College of Health Studies
Year:2016
Number of pages:str. 61-72
Numbering:Vol. 10, no. 1
UDC:613.6:331.101.1
ISSN on article:1854-0678
URN:URN:NBN:SI:doc-PKD3IQXC
COBISS.SI-ID:5214315 Link is opened in a new window
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This work is available under this license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International
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Title:Sanitarno inženirstvo
Publisher:Inštitut za sanitarno inženirstvo
ISSN:1854-0678
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