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Sewing and Related Procedures - Ergonomics
This eTool* provides example ergonomics solutions specific to sewing.
OSHA Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors
This *eTool describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards. This eTool is a product of the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance
Injury Prevention Resources for Health Care - Patient Handling
The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the health care industry as related to patient handling.
Source: WorkSafe BC
Oregon Coalition for Health Care Ergonomics (OCHE) website
The purpose of this website is to provide a wide range of current information about health care ergonomics to health care safety and ergonomics professionals, providers, organizations, employees, and consumers.
Topics include: microscope users, pipetting, hoods and cabinets, laboratory checklist.
Susan Harwood Training Grant Materials: Housekeeper ergonomics
The grantee provided training for workers and employers on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and ergonomic principles in the hotel industry. Training materials include PowerPoint presentation and handouts in English and Spanish.
Safe Patient Handling Programs: Effectiveness and Cost Savings
This document gives administrators a business case for investing in safe patient handling programs, policies, and equipment, based on real-life findings from hospitals across the United States.
Safety Sweep: An Employer's Guide to Preventing Injuries to Room Attendants in BC Accommodations
This guide outlines key prevention strategies for room attendant managers and supervisors who work in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and other hospitality facilities that offer overnight accommodations.
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers: Prevention of Material Handling Injuries in the Grocery Sector
This booklet was designed for retailers and safety experts to illustrate the use of mechanical assist devices for reducing manual materials handling (MMH) injuries in retail grocery work.