Ergonomics Informational Poster


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



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


  • 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


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


  • 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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