Ergonomics

Best practices and other information for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 

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Addressing workplace MSDs - How do I support workers who report a musculoskeletal disorder

PIS015
This bulletin provides information to employers on steps to take if a worker reports an MSD.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

Addressing workplace MSDs - What to do if you experience musculoskeletal disorder

PIS016
This bulletin provides information to workers about steps to take when experiencing symptoms of an MSD.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

Anti-Fatigue Matting

ERG005
***This resource is current to August 2010.
For information on the latest OHS 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

EL002
***This resource is current to November 2010. For information on the latest OHS 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

ERG037
***This resource is current to October 2007.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Considerations when determining the size of an access opening.

PUBLISHED: October 2007

Ergonomics in the workplace: Identifying and controlling manual handling hazards

ERG043
An overview on manual handling hazards and suggestions on how to address them.

PUBLISHED: June 2021

Ergonomics in the workplace: Identifying and controlling MSI hazards

ERG045
Discusses musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), what they are, how to identify them, and suggested controls.

PUBLISHED: June 2021

Ergonomics in the workplace: MSI prevention training

ERG044
Ergonomics training requirements for MSI hazard control.

PUBLISHED: June 2021

Good Product Design: Avoiding the Average

ERG030
***This resource is current to May 2003.
For information on the current OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

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

PUBLISHED: May 2003

How much can I lift?

ERG013
***This resource is current to February 2017.
For information on the latest OHS 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

PH003
***This resource is current to August 2010.
For information on the current OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

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

PUBLISHED: August 2010

MSD video 2: Importance to prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders

PIV002
This video tutorial describes why it is important to prevent workplace MSDs.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

MSD video 3: Overview on the ways that work can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders

PIV003
This video tutorial gives an overview on the ways that work can contribute to MSDs.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

MSD video 4: Hazard assessment and control in preventing or controlling workplace musculoskeletal disorders

PIV004
This video tutorial describes the role of hazard assessment and control in preventing or controlling workplace MSDs.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

MSD video 5: Ergonomic controls for musculoskeletal disorder prevention

PIV005
This video tutorial describes how to implement ergonomic controls for MSD prevention.

PUBLISHED: August 2021