Ergonomics – Overview of Controls for MSD Hazards

Overview of Controls for MSD Hazards

To reduce the chance of injury, work tasks should be designed to limit exposure to ergonomic risk factors. Engineering controls are the most desirable, where possible. Administrative or work practice controls may be appropriate in some cases where engineering controls cannot be implemented or when different procedures are needed after implementation of the new engineering controls. Personal protection solutions have only limited effectiveness when dealing with ergonomic hazards.

Successful Implementation of Ergonomic Remediation

Example of an engineering control: mechanical devices that lift and tilt to adjust materials for easier handling  Source: Solutions for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Foundries, OSHA Publication 3465-08 (2012)
Example of an engineering control: mechanical devices that lift and tilt to adjust materials for easier handling
Source: Solutions for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Foundries, OSHA Publication 3465, (2012)

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