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Quick exposure check

Quick exposure check

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
United Kingdom
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
The Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics
Provider (Original)
The Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics

Description

QEC assesses the exposure of the four body areas at greatest risk to the most important risk factors for WMSDs. QEC has been developed for use by Occupational Safety and Health practitioners, safety representatives or those responsible for health and safety in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). QEC has been designed to: 

  • assess the changes in exposure to musculoskeletal risk factors of the back, shoulders and arms, hands and wrists, and neck before and after an ergonomic intervention
  • involve the practitioner (i.e. the observer) who conducts the assessment, and the worker who has direct experience of the task
  • indicate change in exposure scores following an intervention

The QEC Guide gives more detailed information about each question and the background to QEC.

 

QEC assesses the exposure of the four body areas at greatest risk to the most important risk factors for WMSDs. QEC has been developed for use by Occupational Safety and Health practitioners, safety representatives or those responsible for health and safety in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). QEC has been designed to: 

  • assess the changes in exposure to musculoskeletal risk factors of the back, shoulders and arms, hands and wrists, and neck before and after an ergonomic intervention
  • involve the practitioner (i.e. the observer) who conducts the assessment, and the worker who has direct experience of the task
  • indicate change in exposure scores following an intervention

The QEC Guide gives more detailed information about each question and the background to QEC.

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Purpose of the material
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
OSH consultant