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ergonomic risk


risk caused by physical overexertion, repetitive movements or unnatural postures during the performance of a job, that may lead to fatigue, error, accident, occupational illness or musculoskeletal disorders

Context: Info

“Ergonomic risks are complex and multidimensional in their nature. When occurring at the workplace, they can directly cause, or make worse a pre-existing, ill-health condition. Different jobs entail very different exposures and there are considerable age, lifestyles and gender differences which need to be taken into account”

Term reference

Stacey, N., Ellwood, P., Bradbrook, S., Foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health risks associated with information and communication technologies and work location by 2025 – Final Report, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Bilbao, 18.1.2018, p. 6, [9.10.2018] // SYN: Ergonomic hazards - Comcare,


  • Български: ергономичен риск
  • Čeština: ergonomické riziko
  • Dansk: ergonomisk risiko
  • Deutsch: ergonomisches Risiko
  • Ελληνικά: εργονομικός κίνδυνος
  • English: ergonomic risk
  • Español: riesgo ergonómico
  • Eesti: ergonoomikarisk
  • Suomi: ergonominen riski
  • Français: risque ergonomique
  • Hrvatski: ergonomski rizik
  • Magyar: ergonómiai kockázat
  • Íslenska: vinnuvistfræðileg áhætta
  • Italiano: rischio ergonomico
  • Lietuvių: ergonominė rizika
  • Latviešu: ergonomisks risks
  • Malti: riskju ergonomiku
  • Nederlands: ergonomisch risico
  • Norsk: ergonomisk risiko
  • Polski: ryzyko związane z nieodpowiednią ergonomią pracy
  • Português: risco ergonómico
  • Română: risc ergonomic
  • Slovenčina: ergonomické riziko
  • Slovenščina: ergonomsko tveganje
  • Svenska: ergonomisk risk