Ergonomics 29 CFR 1910.900

General Background:


    A substantial number of American workers may be at risk of developing some type of ergonomic disorder due to their exposure to ergonomic hazards in the workplace. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of occupational ergonomic disorders reported, including cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) and other work-related disorders due to ergonomics hazards. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer. This standard practice instruction establishes uniform requirements to ensure that ergonomic controls and procedures within this company are implemented, evaluated, and that the proper hazard information is transmitted to all affected workers.

    The following course outline is designed to make employees aware of the causes of CTDs and the hazards associated with everyday task performed at their workplace, which can contribute to CTDs.
  1. Overview
    1. The definition of ergonomics
    2. Recognizing ergonomics hazards and adjust in the workplace to make it safer
    3. Physical problems that result from poor ergonomic habits
    4. How to arrange a workstation and work tasks ergonomics
  2. Ergonomic Injuries
    1. How cumulative trauma disorders differ from other trauma injuries
    2. Areas of the body most affected by ergonomic injury
      1. Back
      2. Hands
      3. Upper Body
  3. Hazard Recognition
    1. The most important risk factors to cumulative trauma disorders
    2. Distinguishing other factors that contribute to cumulative trauma disorders
  4. Prevention
    1. Ergonomically sound work habits
    2. Good and bad workstation design
    3. Tools that may aid in preventing ergonomic hazards
NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a workplace evaluation and program review in an effort to help maintain compliance with this regulation. This segment of the OSHA requirement can be easily documented by the employer and is not included in this proposal but will be mentioned in training.
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