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Jan 27, 2017
Sewing and Related Procedures - Ergonomics

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/sewing/index.html

This eTool* provides example ergonomics solutions specific to sewing.

Source: OSHA

Jan 27, 2017
OSHA Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/electricalcontractors/index.html

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

Source: OSHA

Jan 27, 2017
Simple Solutions - Ergonomics for Construction Workers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-122/

The solutions in this booklet are practical ideas to help reduce the risk of repetitive stress injury in common construction tasks.

Source: CDC

Jan 26, 2017
Injury Prevention Resources for Health Care - Patient Handling

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/health-care-social-services/topics/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

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon Coalition for Health Care Ergonomics (OCHE) website

http://hcergo.org/

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.

Source: OCHE

Jan 24, 2017
Laboratory Ergonomics

http://ergonomics.ucla.edu/laboratory-ergonomics.html

Topics include: microscope users, pipetting, hoods and cabinets, laboratory checklist.

Source: UCLA

Dec 01, 2016
Susan Harwood Training Grant Materials: Housekeeper ergonomics

https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy10/sh-20998-10.html

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.

Source: OSHA

Jun 01, 2016
Safe Patient Handling Programs: Effectiveness and Cost Savings

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3279.pdf

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.

Source: OSHA

Jun 01, 2016
Safety Sweep: An Employer's Guide to Preventing Injuries to Room Attendants in BC Accommodations

https://www.go2hr.ca/resource/educational-info-eg-pamphlet-booklet/safety-sweep-employers-guide-preventing-injuries-room

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.

Source: Go2HR

Dec 01, 2014
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers: Prevention of Material Handling Injuries in the Grocery Sector

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-100/pdfs/2015-100.pdf

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.

Source: NIOSH