Ergonomic injuries, collectively referred to as Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs), develop over months or years as a result of equipment, tools, processes and activities that do not take the individual worker’s physical characteristics into account. Workers in both the plant and the office are vulnerable to ergonomic injuries. Learn how Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders can be reduced or eliminated through good ergonomic practices.
- Recall the connection between your body’s physiology and injuries.
- Recognize the major types of ergonomic hazards.
- Identify work situations in your job that cause ergonomic hazards.
- Recall practical approaches to reducing the risks posed by those hazards.
- The Body
- Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)
- Manual Materials Handling (MMH)
- Hand-Arm Vibration
- Whole-body Vibration
- Working in a Standing Position
- Working in a Sitting Position
- Working at a Computer
People working in an office setting.
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