Ergonomics Informational Poster

$15.00

Ergonomics is vital to the health and safety of your employees. This educational poster outlines risk factors and how to stay safe.

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Description

Understanding industrial ergonomics is necessary for all employees to avoid potential injuries and pains. This informational poster gives employees a list of guidelines for avoiding injuries and better understanding industrial ergonomics. “Industrial Ergonomics Risk Factors Force

  • Lifting, carrying or lowering an object
  • Pushing or pulling objects
  • Gripping objects

Repetition

  • Job tasks with little variety
  • New employees who are not accustomed to the job tasks

Awkward & Static Postures

  • Repeated or prolonged reaching above shoulder height
  • Extended reaches across wide work areas
  • Kneeling, squatting and leaning over another object
  • Bending or twisting the torso while lifting
  • Bending to work at a lower level
  • Looking down to work
  • Holding or using tools in a non-neutral or fixed position
  • Maintaining fixed positions, such as sitting or standing, for extended periods
  • Lifting, carrying or lowering an object
  • Typing or performing other work with bent wrist

Contact Stress

  • Edges of desks or worktables press into arms, legs and other body parts
  • Striking objects with your hand, foot, knee or other body part

Environmental Risks

  • Working in extremely cold and hot temperatures
  • Areas of high noise levels
  • Areas that are too dark or brightly lit

Vibration

  • Fatigued, sore or numb muscles
  • Increased sensitivity to cold/li>

Controls

  • Utilize equipment made for lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing, pulling or gripping.
  • Reduce the size of the load being moved when possible.
  • Arrange workspaces to keep materials in front of you, between shoulder and waist height and maintain work height at or about elbow high.
  • Position supply and disposal areas to eliminate the need to twist when reaching.
  • Use proper lifting techniques.
  • Keep tools clean, maintained and in good operational condition.
  • Cross train employees to allow rotation through different jobs with different physical demands.
  • Take breaks which allow recovery and rest for the body.
  • Adjust the work pace.
  • Use height-adjustable tables, chairs, desks, etc.
  • Use seats with backrest, lumbar support and arm rest.
  • Use electric or powered tools and equipment.
  • Place cushioning material on edges.
  • Wear cushioned shoes.
  • Maintain constant temperatures.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Keep your work areas well lit.

This full color, laminated, safety poster is 18″ x 24″ with English or Spanish options available.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 3 × 3 in

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