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Workplace layout for a draughtsman with an arm amputation

Employer:

The employer is an architecture and engineering firm.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The severely disabled man due to the loss of his left forearm (loss of limb) a degree of handicap (degree of disability) of 60 Disability Because of the gripping space, grasping, holding and carrying is limited.

Job:

The man worked as a draftsman with the employer.
The draftsman working on an office workstation or office workstation, which was already equipped with an ergonomic work desk and office chair. The ergonomic work desk and office chair allow a change of posture (dynamic sitting or standing) and individual adaptation to the body measurements of the employee. At work the draftsman created on the PC using CAD drawings and plans according to sketches of the architect and structural engineer. The operation of the CAD software is done with the right hand over a wireless mouse and a keyboard with a small field such as StickyKeys for the shift key for capital letters. The drawings and plans prepared by CAD can be output standard with a printer and plotter, the draftsman can then use a machine for folding the drawings and plans. For expenses related to the activities office work (eg punching and filing of documents) one Beschwerlineal, an electric stapler and electric punch for one-handed use were purchased so that the draftsman can also carry out this work independently

work environment:

In the field of electrical and plumbing through Movement (infrared sensor), operated soap dispenser from a draftsman in connection with the pre-existing single-lever mixer for washing the right hand after using the toilet can be used. Drying is then carried out by hand, after the power of the electric hand dryer with the help of the hot air blower. Wherein the switching of the hand dryer is effected by the movement of the hand on an infrared sensor.

Assistive devices used:

soap holders and soap dispensers
installations and fittings
manual drawing and writing tools
keyboards
computer pointing devices
worktables
work and office chairs
tools for organizing, sorting and archiving of paper documents

Support and participation:

The disability reasonable accommodation was sponsored by the Office integration. The consultation was carried out by the Engineer Professional services for disability-related work planning the integration office - the so-called Technical Advisory Service.
In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and telephone numbers of the offices for integration.



Id-No.:

R/PB5061


  • physical disability /
  • architectural draughtsman /
  • drawer /
  • architectural drawing /
  • drawing /
  • computer workplace /
  • screen work /
  • worktable /
  • table /
  • desk /
  • computer /
  • one-hand keyboard /
  • one-hand operation /
  • one-handedness /
  • input device /
  • keyboard /
  • plotter /
  • work chair /
  • office chair /
  • ruler /
  • hole-punch /
  • mouse /
  • mouse control /
  • stapler /
  • fold machine /
  • chair /
  • office equipment /
  • working equipment /
  • work task /
  • hand drier /
  • washing /
  • dry /
  • handling /
  • employment /
  • sanitary facility /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • arm /
  • EASTIN /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • computer aided design /
  • engineering office /
  • soap dispenser /
  • fitting /
  • one hand fitting /
  • small-size keyboard /
  • single-hand ruler /
  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • amputation /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • arm impairment /
  • arm amputation /
  • office /
  • building technic /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • carrying /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product /
  • working environment design


update status: 28.06.2013


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