Easy Ergonomics - Practical approach for improving the workplace

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Easy Ergonomics - Practical approach for improving the workplace

Easy Ergonomics - Practical approach for improving the workplace

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
USA
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA)
Provider (Original)
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA)

Description

This booklet offers a simple, hands-on approach to workplace ergonomics that can work  regardless of the size of your organization. It is designed for owners, supervisors, and employees as they work toward improving their workplace. The booklet is divided into four sections: I. How Ergonomics Can Help. Introduces you to ergonomics, describes the benefits of taking a proactive approach, and illustrates some practical workplace improvements made by employers and employees in California. II. Ergonomics and Your Workplace. Describes factors  that may contribute to problems in work tasks. Also provides a simple method to help you address ergonomics issues in your workplace. III. Improving Your Workplace. Shows examples of ergonomic improvements. Offers suggestions to help set priorities, make informed choices, and determine whether your improvements are working effectively. IV. Resources. Includes a problem-solving exercise. Presents basic information on musculoskeletal disorders, suggestions for getting help from a health-care provider, and ergonomics references for further reading (including case studies and Internet Web sites).

 

This booklet offers a simple, hands-on approach to workplace ergonomics that can work  regardless of the size of your organization. It is designed for owners, supervisors, and employees as they work toward improving their workplace. The booklet is divided into four sections: I. How Ergonomics Can Help. Introduces you to ergonomics, describes the benefits of taking a proactive approach, and illustrates some practical workplace improvements made by employers and employees in California. II. Ergonomics and Your Workplace. Describes factors  that may contribute to problems in work tasks. Also provides a simple method to help you address ergonomics issues in your workplace. III. Improving Your Workplace. Shows examples of ergonomic improvements. Offers suggestions to help set priorities, make informed choices, and determine whether your improvements are working effectively. IV. Resources. Includes a problem-solving exercise. Presents basic information on musculoskeletal disorders, suggestions for getting help from a health-care provider, and ergonomics references for further reading (including case studies and Internet Web sites).

 

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention