Report on Ergonomics and Warehouse Staffs

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Running head:REPORT ON ERGONOMICS & WAREHOUSE STAFFSREPORT ON ERGONOMICS & WAREHOUSE STAFFSName of Student:Name of University:Author Note:
1REPORT ON ERGONOMICS & WAREHOUSE STAFFSTABLE OF CONTENTINTRODUCTION:..........................................................................................................................2CHALLNGES OF WAREHOUSE STAFFS..................................................................................3EXTENT AND IMPACT OF THE PROBLEM:............................................................................4ADVICE:.........................................................................................................................................6SOLUTION:....................................................................................................................................9RECOMMENDATION.................................................................................................................10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................11REFERENCE................................................................................................................................12
2REPORT ON ERGONOMICS & WAREHOUSE STAFFSINTRODUCTION:The recent world is experiencing a greater shift toward expanded market economyindication more of demand both in national as well as international economies of the world. Thereason behind this are increased innovation and technology and decreased difficulty in producingmore of goods and service and transporting them to distant places. These require hugeproduction mostly in retail, industrial sectors and different service sectors. These sectors arecontributing largest to the gross domestic production of nation. One such large producercompany Amazing Suppliers is the topic of our discussion. The firm is well known for itsproduction of varied goods directly to the public through virtual markets like online shoppingmethod. Recently the firm is on the verge of booming its production stemming from greaterdemand and business operation. This has led to extensive working hours for the warehouse staffswho work rigorously almost 24 hours. Moreover the larger operations has also kept theadministration workers engrossed in working for almost 12 hours. This has generated considerateamount of health issues that poses serious challenge toward productivity of the workers in thelong runKogi 2012). This owes much importance due the fact that increased health problemsamong workers would reduce the workforce and hampered production that further affects thebusiness growth and profitability of the firm on the face of rising demand.This evokes the importance of letting the board of directors know about the issue so thatwith proper policies and rules the forecasted problems can be averted in order to maintainsmooth production over time. The paper aims to highlight such aspects of the problem in form ofa report to the higher authority with making proper suggestions, advices and recommendationsoutlining the problems and its solutions.
3REPORT ON ERGONOMICS & WAREHOUSE STAFFSCHALLNGES OF WAREHOUSE STAFFSAlmost every developed country of the world has one shift worker among every fiveworkers and the shift span includes 12-24 hours f working eve in nighttime. Amazing suppliersdecision to make their workers work for 24 hours that creates much concern for the workers’personal, social as well as professional life. Generally warehouse workers are exposed to variousrisks such as exposure to fire, complex and harmful chemical component, hazardous substances,electricity, gas and risks of physical injury related to manual handling of heavy equipments.Apart from these, there are some problems that is inflicting threat to the workers quite slowlythrough invisible and long run impact of the heavy workload. Few of the common threat for theworkers committing excessive physical as well as mental work are sleeping disorder, weariness,mental illness, cardiovascular diseases, and gastrointestinal disorder(Levanon et al. 2012).Moreover the extensive research shows that excessive pressure on health due to shift work posesthreat of risks regarding child bearing of the women through disturbed menstrual cycle. Hugestress results from impact of night shift on the family life of workers. The phenomenon isworsened through higher rates of abortion, low weight in birth deformity and prematurity. Itaffects the male fertility and reproduction system as wellThe extensive survey of the general lifestyle of 12 hours shift workers report theproblems of following side effects:Increasing rate of obesityGreater chances of heart attacks and other heart diseasesGastric and indigestion problemsHigher intensity of mood swingsMore prone to accidents
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