Elements of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based on WorkPlace Evaluations of Musculoskeletal Disordersby Alexander L. Cohen, Lawrence J. Fine, James D. McGlothlin, Christopher C. Gjessing, Bruce P. Bernard
Describes the basic elements of a workplace program aimed at preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Management commitment, worker participation, & training are addressed along with procedures for identifying, evaluating, & controlling risk factors for WMSDs. The text cites NIOSH ergonomics investigations to illustrate practical ways for meeting program needs. The primer includes a toolbox, which is a collection of techniques, methods, reference materials, & sources for other information that can help in program development. Based on the extensive practical experience accumulated by NIOSH. Illustrated.
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