Ergonomics is about designing or planning work tasks in such a way as to improve human health, comfort and performance. Ergonomics in practice involves a study of work activities and the work environment in order to understand how people carry out the work activities. Human performance is affected by:
The musculoskeletal system is a combination of the muscular and skeletal systems, which work together to allow the body to move and perform activities. It consists of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels and supporting tissues. Evidence-based information is used to study a work activity in order to assess both human comfort and physical capability to complete the task. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or disorders that affect any part of the musculoskeletal system. MSDs are associated with ergonomic risk factors such as excessive force, awkward posture and repetition. Symptoms of MSDs can include aches and pains, swelling, numbness and weakness.
Current medical and scientific evidence highlights the importance of an ergonomic approach to avoid or reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and the risk assessment process is central to effective ergonomic risk management.
Corribview Safety Services Ltd can assist with your companies Ergonomic Risk Assessments and the following three relevant risk assessment tools are used by our qualified ergonomic assessors.
It is important when carrying our ergonomic assessments that staff who carry out assessments (assessors) are familiar with the operations in question and have competency in using the relevant risk assessment tools.
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