ergonomic evaluation Articles

  • Ergonomics in the Workplace

    Work-related musculosketal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most frequently reported cases of lost or restricted work time and can be significantly reduced by properly fitting a job to a person, also known as the study of ergonomics. Ergonomics involves evaluating the physical aspects of an environment (e.g. workstations) as well as the way in which people work to help prevent MSDs. MSDs, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Ergonomics assessment in the Philippines – Case Study

    Challenge A global information technology company required Health and Safety services for various office locations around the world. Antea Group was asked to provide a safety audit for an office in Quezon City, Philippines in order to ensure compliance with local regulations. This location in particular had been identified as potentially having ergonomic issues. Previously, the client had ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Ergonomics and occupational safety and health (OSH)

    The European Month of Ergonomics gets started on 1 October. It is organised by the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies (FEES), an official campaign partner of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. The aim is to promote collaboration between ergonomists and occupational health and safety experts. An  ...

  • Evaluating design performance

    The role of design as a means of differentiating products and services is increasing as it becomes difficult to sustain competitive advantage through technology alone. Yet until recently, there has been virtually no quantitative information available relating to the contribution of design to business performance, and there are only a few studies on performance measurement of design. This paper, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vehicle–road interaction for interior noise measurement and evaluation

    Nowadays, one of the most valuable criteria of vehicle quality assessment is based on acoustic emission levels. A vehicle is judged comfortable depending on the noise levels transmitted inside. Consequently, there is a general attention to the design criteria aimed at improving the structural acoustic behaviour, to comply with the increasingly restrictive ergonomic standard. Therefore, it is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simplified procedure to analyse work posture of foundry men through the rapid upper limb assessment

    Foundries are considered to be among the most hazardous of manufacturing environments. Various foundry activities involve handling heavy objects such as moulds or castings. These activities may cause Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) due to improper work postures. In this paper, a biomechanics approach is proposed to evaluate the work posture and provide a safe working environment. This will help ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Watch your back

    Incidents involving material handling and ergonomics are some of the more common types of injuries we see at home and at work. As CH2M focuses our attention on reducing material handling and ergonomics risks and hazards this month, we invite you to join us. Our goal always is to maintain a safe work environment for our employees, clients and partners. To achieve it, we all need to work together. ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • A public arena for sustainable health and safety innovation: guidelines for research and practice

    Evaluations of science parks show limited results, despite huge investments in staff and technology, i.e. a low level of sustainability. We present an innovation service and arena with a significant higher outcome of innovations. The arena is based on experiences mainly from three serially related action–studies on innovation in health and safety, and the assumption that all ideas in innovation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial Hygiene: Quality Assurance In Air Sampling and Analysis

    Industrial hygiene is the recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic stresses in the workplace. Of the stresses listed, chemical stresses in the form of air contaminants are the most common. Air contaminants, their PELs and TLVs, and how to sample for them, is Industrial Hygiene 101 for most industrial hygienists. However, as simple as sampling and ...


  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • Managing Global EHS Compliance case study

    Challenge: Facing the challenges of operating in an international regulatory environment, a global technology company was seeking a consultant to manage its EHS compliance program across 40 countries located throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Program objectives included ensuring compliance with local EHS regulations and internal management standards. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Responding to audit surprises

    An audit is a systematic and documented investigation to determine if prescribed processes are functioning as intended. We audit to find out whether processes are working properly, where they are not working properly, and how to address identified gaps. No matter how diligent the staff is in following procedures, there are nearly always revelations indicating needed corrections and opportunities ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By 3E Company

  • The culture of denial, workplace injuries and lessons learned

    Try to imagine this workplace injury scenario: A construction worker is seriously hurt on the job. It’s a very minor injury. Years later, under similar circumstances, a worker is killed from a similar incident. Why didn’t the company learn from the first incident? Recent research in the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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