Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of workers. The terms also refers to both the factors in workplaces that put workers at risk of musculoskeletal disorders and methods to alleviate these risks. As OSHA puts it, ergonomic risk factors are common in jobs requiring repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertions of the hands; frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects; and prolonged awkward postures. The level of risk depends on the intensity, frequency, and duration of the exposure to these conditions and the individuals' capacity to meet the force of other job demands that might be involved.

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

Ergonomic Job Design, USW

Ergonomics: Hand Tools, WorkSafe BC

Ergonomics: Lift How Much, WorkSafe BC

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