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Workplace layout for a one-handed administrative clerk in a regional authority

Employer:

The employer is an office for environment protection and waste control of an administrative district.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

Following a motorbike accident his right arm had to be amputated (member loss). As a right hander, he had to learn to carry out all activities with his left hand. Because of his disability he is limited in his ability to reach, carry or hold objects in a reduced area of grasp. His degree of disability is 60.

Job:

For many years he has worked as an administrative clerk for his employer.

Workplace and duties (actual status):

He is responsible for overseeing water rights and building law regulation as well as overseeing regional building laws for small buildings. This work involves approx. 70% field work and 30% office work. For office work he has a workplace available with:
- desk + container,
- revolving office chair,
- PC,
- telephone with hands-free set and
- one-handed ruler.
He has considerable problems operating the keyboard when writing notes for the files or reports with the PC. With one-handed keyboard operation there is one-sided and prolonged strain to the left arm and the speed of work is very much slower. As well as this it is not possible for him to operate the different combinations of keys needed on the keyboard.

Workplace and duties (desired status):

The workplace must be laid out in a disabled-friendly way and equipped with:
- software and head-set for voice entry for the PC,
- keyboard entry aid for multiple keyboard operation,
- a digital dictaphone to record verbal notes (eg. when on site visits during field work), which can be tranferred through speech recognition directly into a text file on the PC and
- an electric stapler as well as puncher for filing reports and notes.

Work environment:

For field work he uses an authorised car with automatic gearbox, power steering and steering aid.

Assistive devices used:

vehicle accessories and vehicle adaptations to operate steering system
assistive products for drawing and writing
assistive products that record, play and display audio and visual information
input devices for computers
input software
assistive products for office administration, information storage and management at work

Support:

The disabled-friendly layout was supported by the Integration Office.



Id-No.:

R/PB5314


  • physical disability /
  • one-handedness /
  • one-hand operation /
  • administrative officer /
  • administration employee /
  • computer /
  • computer workplace /
  • screen work /
  • office work /
  • typing work /
  • head set /
  • head set /
  • software /
  • speech input /
  • speech control /
  • speech recognition /
  • input device /
  • keyboard /
  • one-hand keyboard /
  • ruler /
  • single-hand ruler /
  • text recognition /
  • text recognition software /
  • word processing /
  • dictaphone /
  • notebook /
  • notes /
  • hole-punch /
  • stapler /
  • motor vehicle /
  • mobility /
  • automatic gearbox /
  • transmission /
  • automatic /
  • working equipment /
  • car equipment /
  • handling /
  • work task /
  • power-assisted steering /
  • steering /
  • steering aid /
  • operating control /
  • driving /
  • communication aid /
  • communication /
  • hands-free facility /
  • telephone /
  • calling /
  • hands-free telephone /
  • employment /
  • using telecommunication device /
  • telecommunication device /
  • telecommunications /
  • telephone aid /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • mobility /
  • mobility aid /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • arm /
  • EASTIN /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • amputation /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • arm impairment /
  • arm amputation /
  • office /
  • administration /
  • public service /
  • field work /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • carrying /
  • rate of work /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product /
  • car adaptation


update status: 13.09.2005


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