Authors: Katarina KACJAN ŽGAJNAR, Kaja GOVEKAR, Martina ODER
Corresponding author: Martina Oder
Type of paper: Original scientific article
Issue: Volume 10 | number 1 – 2016
Abstract: Workers spend a lot of time at work, and therefore, it is important to ensure healthy workplaces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ergonomic strains of accountants and suggest measures to overcome the work-related overload and improve the working conditions. We monitored the work of three accountants through the Ovako Working posture Assessment System (OWAS) methodology and measured the microclimate and lighting conditions. The results of microclimate conditions show that the room temperature was 26 °C, the humidity was 47 %, and the airflow 0.11 ms-1. The results of the OWAS methodology gave us insights into the overload of the spine and the upper and
lower limbs. In most cases, corrective measures are needed. Immediate measures need to be implemented for the upper limb load for all the observed subjects, while arm load needs to be further researched. Our findings could reduce the work-related discomforts if workers and employers followed our recommendations.