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Industrial Ergonomics

Ergonomics is essentially fitting the workplace to the worker. It involves applying our knowledge about human capacities and limitations to the design of workplaces, jobs, tasks, tools, equipment, and the environment. An organized ergonomics program is essential in avoiding musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, and thereby preventing WMSDs, at your facility. An effective ergonomics program follows a team approach, led by top installation management. However, it also requires a commitment by all levels of management and worker involvement.

Workplace Ergonomic Reference Guide 3rd Edition
Guide to selecting Non-powered Hand Tools
DoD Safety and Occupational Health Instruction 6055.01
DoDI Assistive Technology (AT) for Wounded, Ill, and injured Service Members 6025.22
Ergonomic Guidelines for Foundries
Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
Ergonomic Guidelines for Shipyards
Ergonomic Program Elements (NIOSH guide)
Ergonomics for Construction
Ergonomic Job Requirements and Physical Demands Survey
Low Back Pain Brochure
Preventing WMSDs
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