OSHA Ergonomics

Please review the OSHA/Ergonomics and Waste and Hazardous Materials material below. When you have finished, click the OSHA Ergonomics Test link on the right. You may print this page and keep it for reference.

Egonomic disorders are the most prevalent injuries in the workplace, costing employers an estimated $4.5 billion per year.

Ergonomics - is the science of adapting equipment, procedures and surroundings to people.  Using ergonomics can help you do your job in ways that are safer, easier, and smarter.

When work is conducted with awkward and or stressful postures , muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage or pinal discs can be damaged, resulting in musculoskeletal disorders.

Manual Lifting Criteria

When lifting or moving a patient:

Some Common Techniques:

Report any Hazards, Mishaps, or Injuries

It can help:

Click the OSHA Ergonomics Test link on the right to take the test.