Ergonomics

Best practices and other information for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 

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Anti-Fatigue Matting

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Describes how anti-fatigue matting works and factors to consider when purchasing.

Backs and bums: applying basic ergonomics - eLearning

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***The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Presents basic ergonomic concepts plus issues related to sitting and standing workstations, and lifting and handling loads.

Determining the Size of an Access Opening

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Considerations when determining the size of an access opening.

Good Product Design: Avoiding the Average

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

How designers design for the average person, which doesn't always work.

How much can I lift?

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses the hazards of manual lifting, health effects and suggested controls.

How to Use Wrist Rests

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

The proper use and positioning of wrist rests.

Let’s Back Up a Bit: Some Truths About Back Belts

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Addresses health and safety concerns and refutes claims about the use of back belts.

Lifting and handling loads, reducing hazards

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A list of ergonomic hazards associated with lifting and handling loads and suggested controls for these hazards.

Musculoskeletal injuries, biomechanical risk factors

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Discusses how awkward body positions, exertion, repetition and other biomechanical risk factors can lead to musculoskeletal injuries and offers suggestions on how reduce these risks.

Musculoskeletal injuries, symptoms and types of injuries

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Discusses types of musculoskeletal injuries, the stages of injury and how to recognize them.

New Thinking About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, causes and research.

Proper Height of Work Surfaces

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Tips on how to adjust work surfaces to the appropriate height to avoid overuse or stress injuries.

Push It or Pull It?

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Addresses safety concerns associated with wheeled equipment, such as carts, and suggests preventative controls.

Putting the “I” in Ergonomics

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Recommends for lifestyle changes when ergonomics don't work.

Selecting Hand Tools

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Explains the causes of contact stress, health risks and suggested controls.