Our workplace is full of hazards, hazards than can hurt us or kill us. Controlling these hazards and preventing injuries is the point of our safety and health program. One such hazard is the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder when parts of our body are subjected to awkward positions. Using proper work practice controls in both office and industrial settings can prevent these types of injuries. That is the point of our facility’s ergonomics program and that is the point of this program. So, pay close attention as we get to the point about ergonomics. Topics include three ergonomic control measures, personal protective equipment, work practice controls for various body parts, how to lift and carry loads properly, and how and why to report symptoms of MSDs.
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