JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.32, no.1, pp.141-150, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
The main aim of ergonomics can be defined as making works and work conditions more suitable for human beings. In other words ergonomics aims to humanize works and work conditions. Ergonomic work conditions don't only increase staff members' efficiency and satisfaction but also avoid occupational diseases that may occur in the long term. In this study, a university's 92 offices which serve for management departments were investigated in terms of ergonomic risk factors throug Rapid Office Strain Assesment (ROSA) and Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnarie (CMDQ) methods. Risk factors regarding such Office equipments as chair, monitor Mouse, keyboard and telephone were investigated through the methods. Thus, poor postures and strains on different body parts were realized. The collected data were analyzed using Binary Logistic Regression to see relationships between ergonomic risk levels of the offices and discomforts which were reported by office staff. The results indicates significant relationships between office risk levels that are related to intense use of monitor, keyboard, mouse and telephone and discomforts associated with neck, shoulder, and upper back.