environmental nuisance factors
Microshock, noise, vibration, illumination, heat/cold, ventilation, color.
A task or work-station evaluation designed to measure a job’s potential for injury or fatigue. The evaluation is based on the applied science of ergonomics, which maximizes productivity by designing equipment and work flow to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort. Standardized risk assessment tools are used to quantify risk. The evaluation takes place in both industry and office settings.
Wherever strenuous or repetitive work is done, ergonomic evaluation provides strategies for risk remediation. It usually focuses on a handful of issues, including awkward postures, long-duration repetitive movements, and tasks requiring high levels of physical effort. This multidisciplinary field touches on occupational medicine and psychology, engineering design, industrial manufacturing, and engineering management.
Workplace conditions that pose a biochemical stress to the worker. Such hazardous conditions include, but are not limited to, faulty work station layout, improper work methods, improper tools, excessive tool vibration, and job design problems related to work flow, line speed, posture and force required, work/rest regimens, and repetition rate.
ergonomic risk factors
Conditions of a job, process, or operation that contribute to the risk of developing CTDs.
The science that facilitates maximum productivity, consistent quality, and long-term worker health and safety.
A group responsible for identifying and correcting ergonomic hazards in a workplace. It may include ergonomic professionals or other qualified persons, health care providers, engineers and other support personnel, plant safety and health personnel, managers, supervisors, and employees.
A person who possesses a recognized degree or professional credentials in ergonomics or a closely allied field (such as human factors engineering) and who has demonstrated, through knowledge and experience, the ability to identify and recommend effective means of correction for ergonomic hazards in the workplace.
essential job tasks
The activities that allow a worker to meet the job objective.