Use an ergonomic layout in your kitchen to increase productivity while reducing the amount of injury discomfort and fatigue. Do you find yourself having to do a lot of walking here and there bending down kneeling stretching your limbs like elastigirl to reach what you need and rummaging through your cabinets with your body twisted in.
By coupling ergonomically designed appliances and fixtures with careful planning working in your kitchen can become a pleasure not a pain.
Kitchen ergonomics ppt. Ergonomics allows us to improve the fit between the tasks of the job and the employees who perform the work. Plan a well structured arrangement of your equipment and supplies for optimal performance. Why are musculoskeletal disorders a problem.
Objectives kitchen work is demanding both physically and mentally. Designing an ergonomic commercial kitchen. Ergonomics in the kitchen.
Kitchen island island cabinet whether our kitchen is large or small the island needs careful planning. Powerpoint presentation last modified by. Kitchen ergonomics is all about making your work effortless 7 february 2014 think about the time you spend in the kitchen.
2016 casbo annual conference california school business expo. Fortunately designers and architects are paying more attention to the science of ergonomics or creating rooms that are designed to encourage productivity efficiency and comfort. Ergonomics is the study of people working efficiently inside a workspace.
Kitchen island island cabinet kitchen island creates additional space for appliances like microwaves and dishwashers. Take into consideration the following. The size and shape of the island should be in proportion to the kitchen.
The employees work under pressure of time and perform various parallel tasks many of which include exposure to a combination of risk factors of msds. This study was conducted for ergonomic assessment of commercial kitchen workers working in university hostel cafeteria method a survey of 40 workers employed at university. Here is the importance of restaurant ergonomics how to design for safety.
Basic kitchen ergonomics december 09 2009. How can you design your kitchen for safety and how can you encourage staff to move in ways that will minimise strain. A significant source of injury for kitchen workers along with lacerations burns slips trips and falls are back and upper extremity muscle strains tendonitis carpal tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal injuries.
For this reason its important that restaurant ergonomics are considered.