Ergonomics

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Ergonomic Action Plan Items

  • Establish a program to develop ergonomic planning and techniques
  • Have an ergonomics professional assess employee workstations
  • Implement the recommendations of the assessment, which may involve providing specialized ergonomic equipment
  • Train employees about the importance of ergonomics, such as the correct use of equipment, proper workstation organization, and recognition of hazardous conditions

Employers need to provide a safe and healthy workplace

Ergonomics are a critical component in keeping your employees comfortable so they can focus on being productive. Implementing an ergonomics plan in your workplace reduces your exposure to risk, which can lower your workers’ compensation rates.

Areas to consider for minimizing injury risk factors

  • Awkward postures
  • Heavy lifting
  • Repetitive motions
  • Local contact stresses
  • Cold temperatures
  • Vibrations
  • Work station adjustment or placement
  • Sufficient lighting to reduce eyestrain





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