LF5: Englisch

von Julian Möller


English Ergonomics


Assignment of tasks:

I can...

1...hear the listening text about softwareergonomics and use it, to reply on the questions.

2...complete the health and safety guardlines with should / shouldn´t.

3...match the right answers in the table.

4...write a letter to your, where I explain how to get the office more ergonomic.

Learning proof:


1...answer the questions based on the listeting text

2...fill in the missing should / shouldn´t.

3...answer the questions.

4...writing a letter where I explain what should be changed.


Have I understood the text right away?

- Yes, but I needed to hear the text twice, to answer all questions.

Had I to look up unknown vocabulary?

- Just some words.

Which ressources i need for the treatment of the setting of tasks?

- The listeting part, an english book and moodle

How long I had to work on the topic?

- I worked about 60 minutes.

Am I pleased with my work?

- I think it´s alright.


Injuries: arching hand, back (to avoid: get a good chair which supports your neck), shoulders, strain injuries, neck headache, RSI: repetitive strain injury (causes pain in the upper arms and back),eyes feel tired after using the computer for a longer time (to avoid: give the eyes a rest, look away the monitor, look at the window or the street below)


  1. Get a good chair, one that supports your lower back and is adjustable...
  2. Make sure your feet rest firmly on or on a footrest.
  3. Position the keyboard same your elbows, with your arms parallel the work surface…
  4. Position the monitor at, or just below eyelevel.
  5. You should sit at arm’s length from the front of the monitor, about 50 to 70 centimeters away.
  6. a kind of stand that lets you move the monitor around, so you can use it at the correct angle and height.

a - 5
b - 4
c - 3
d - 6
e - 1
f - 2


  1. If you type a lot at your computer each day, you should buy an ergonomic keyboard; it can help reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury.
  2. You should place your mouse within easy reach and support your forearm.
  3. If you decide to build your own PC, protect yourself from electric shocks. You shouldn’t touch any components unnecessarily.
  4. You should always use a copyholder if you are working from documents. The best position is between the screen and the keyboard, or at the same height as the screen; this can be reduce neck, back and eyestrain.
  5. Irresponsible disposal of electronic waste can cause severe environmental and health problem. You shouldn´t just throw your old monitor or video system into the bin.


  1. It´s a bad idea, to open the Monitor because it´s dangerous.
  2. You shouldn’t stare at the screen for long periods of time.
  3. It´s a good idea, to position the monitor at eye level or just below.
  4. You should leave enough space behind the monitor for unobstructed movement.
  5. You shouldn’t sit near the sides or back of CRT monitors. It’s a good idea to use LCD screens instead because they are free from radiation.
  6. It´s a good idea, to keep the screen clean, to prevent distorting shadows.


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  • Bundesland/Kreis: Hessen
  • Land: Deutschland
  • Vorname: Julian
  • Nachname: Möller
  • Berufstätigkeit: Auszubildender Anwendungsentwicklung
  • Stadt: Hessisch Lichtenau
  • E-Mail Adresse: moeller-julian93@web.de


Good evening Mr. Jonas,

Physical layout of the work site: desk areas, computer equipment, filing cabinets, etc.

  • You should have enough space on your desk.
  • Your arms should lie on the desk.
  • The height of the desk is about 75 cm.
  • The telephone should be in range.

Lighting (overhead lights, desk lamps), glare and ventilation

  • You should have natural light, if you haven’t got it’s useful to have lamps which don’t jitter.

Computer and office furniture: ergonomic chairs and desks

  • Your chair should have an armrest.
  • It should be padded and the seat should be rounded down.
  • You should adjust the height of the chair.

User-friendly and ergonomic devices: keyboards, mice, monitors, wrist rests, copyholder, etc.

  • The keyboard should be splitted in two areas.
  • The ankle between desk and keyboard should add up to 5 – 11 degrees.
  • You should look straight at the topmost line.
  • The monitor should be ranked a bit backwards.
  • You should have a copyholder.
  • Location and features of telephones
  • The phone should be in range on the desk.

Layout of cables and switches for a wired network

  • The cables and switches should be hide behind the monitors and they should centralized.

Wireless internet access and wireless network

  • You should have wireless network because its more useful then LAN.

Maintenance and technical repairs.

  • The adjustment of the office should work correctly.

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