Workplace ergonomic Risk assessment

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Workplace ergonomic Risk assessment

Workplace ergonomic Risk assessment

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
International
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Cornell University Ergonomics Web
Provider (Original)
Cornell University Ergonomics Web

Description

The Workplace Ergonomic Risk Assessment  (WERA) method  is an observational tool that covers an extensive range of physical risk factors including posture, repetition, forceful, vibration, contact stress and task duration: Is also  involves the five main body regions to be assessed (shoulder, wrists, back, neck and legs). It has a scoring system and action levels which provide a guide to the level of risk and need for action to conduct more detailed assessments. 

 

The Workplace Ergonomic Risk Assessment  (WERA) method  is an observational tool that covers an extensive range of physical risk factors including posture, repetition, forceful, vibration, contact stress and task duration: Is also  involves the five main body regions to be assessed (shoulder, wrists, back, neck and legs). It has a scoring system and action levels which provide a guide to the level of risk and need for action to conduct more detailed assessments. 

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Risk assessment
Target audience
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Year
2011