referred to as Human Factor Engineering, is used to prevent cumulative
musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Ergonomics is defined
as the design of equipment, technical systems, jobs, and tasks
in such a way as to improve human safety, health, comfort, and
performance. Ergonomic products aid in the health, safety, comfort,
and performance of the workforce when the environment, equipment,
and technical systems do not lend themselves to such.
POSTURE & MOVEMENT (Sitting, Standing, Lifting, Pulling, and
ENVIRONMENT (Noise, Vibration, Illumination, and Climate)
TASK & JOB (Appropriate Task, Appropriate Product, and Interesting
INFORMATION & OPERATION (Visual or Other Senses and Controls)
An Ergonomics Program:
•Management Leadership and Employee Participation
•Reduced Workers Compensation Cost
•Hazard Awareness and Identification
•Reduced Injury Related Cost
•Training and Reinforcement
•Mandating the Appropriate Products/Equipment
•Job Hazard Analysis
•Reduced Traumatic Injuries Related to Ergonomics
there are no regulations yet mandating ergonomics, its severity
and associated costs are obvious in the statistics. Thirty four
percent (34%) of all lost workday injuries and illnesses are
caused by musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Workers Compensation
cost for these disorders accounts for more than $20 billion
annually. Twenty five percent (25%) of the traumatic injuries
on the OSHA logs have an ergonomic cause.
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