Investigate Hip, Knee and Foot Injuries

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: February 3rd, 2012
Topics: Ergonomics |

THE PROBLEM: Employers have a duty to minimize ergonomic hazards in the workplace to prevent injuries resulting from poor design, repetitive motion and/or excessive force or vibration. If an employee does suffer such an injury, you need to investigate to determine what caused or contributed to the injury and how the work process, equipment, tools, work station, etc. can be modified to prevent similar injuries.

HOW TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Use this form when investigating an injury to the hips, knees or feet and identify all ergonomics hazards that may have caused or contributed to it and take steps to properly address them.