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Instructions - Workplace Ergonomic Risk Assessment

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
International
Languages
English
Provider
Cornell University Ergonomics Web

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Description

Description: 

This document provides instructions associated with the Workplace Ergonomic Risk Assessment  (WERA) method, and observational tool developed to provide a method of screening the working task quickly for exposure physical risk factor associated with MSDs.

Instructions - Workplace Ergonomic Risk Assessment

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Static postures - sitting
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2011