Ergonomics

The general duty clause, hazard assessment, engineering controls, safe lifting and other safe work practices and other issues to avoid citations for ergonomic hazards. Our editors have “cherry picked” the best resources – to access them, click here.

Most people have heard that workers who sit for hours every day without getting up and moving around are at increased risk for cardiovascular and other health problems—especially if they aren’t physically active off the job—but a new study has found that workers who sit may be up to 46 percent less productive than workers who use workstations that allow them to stand or sit.

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It adds that modifying the way one performs his or her work and making changes to one’s work environment can help reduce the adverse effects of arthritis. Share with your workers these tips from the CCOHS for reducing some of the debilitating effects of arthritis.

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Improper manual materials handling drives more injuries than most hazards combined.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying heavy objects remains a fundamental job task of workers in just about all industries and work settings.
 

 
Workplaces have changed dramatically over the millennia. But even in the 21st century,  lifting, pushing, pulling …

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To root out ergonomic injuries you must be proactive. The first step is to do a record review and create a “snapshot” of worker injuries.

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Here’s a form you can adapt and use at your workplace to perform an effective records review.

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Do you know what the top 15 occupations with the highest MSD rates are?

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MSD victims aren’t statistics; they’re flesh and blood people.

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How to provide effective MSD safety training to workers.

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A Model Policy for support staff at an office environment that you can adapt and use.

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