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.

PUBLISHED: August 2010

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.

PUBLISHED: October 2007

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.

PUBLISHED: May 2003

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.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

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.

PUBLISHED: August, 2010

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.

UPDATED: September 2019

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.

UPDATED: September 2019

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.

UPDATED: September 2019

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.

PUBLISHED: March 2004

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.

PUBLISHED: August 2004

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.

PUBLISHED: September, 2010

Sitting and Preventing Back Pain

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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.***

Suggestions to help reduce back pain for those who spend long hours in a seated position.

PUBLISHED: August 2010

That Hurts! Contact Stress at Work

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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 changes.***

Contact stress happens when force is concentrated on a small area of the body, pinching or crushing tissue and causing discomfort and often pain.

PUBLISHED: September 2010

Workplace ergonomics considerations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

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This document focuses on the importance of addressing changes and adaptations in the workplace to follow the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and requirements, while considering ergonomics and human factors.

PUBLISHED: October 6, 2020