This program covers all jobs where there are work related, musculoskeletal disorder hazards. The purpose of this program is to effectively eliminate or control Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) and hazards by providing Management leadership and employee involvement in the identification and resolution of hazards and by providing training, medical Management and evaluation as an on-going process.

Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people. People vary enormously in height, weight, in physical strength, in ability to handle information and in many other ways. Ergonomics uses information about human abilities, attributes and limitations to ensure that our equipment, work and workplaces allow for these variations.

The goal of SIGN DESIGN & FABRICATION, INC is to reduce employee injuries and illnesses, absenteeism, employee turnover, and to increase Company productivity and quality.

Employee(s) are highly encouraged to bring their concerns to supervisors and Management. Feed back from Employee(s) is an important means of identifying ergonomic hazards. When a WMSD is identified, the Safety and Health Manager will provide a response and recommended action within 48 hours of receiving notification of the hazards or condition.

Program Elements:

  1. Management Leadership & Employee Participation
  2. Hazard Identification & Information
  3. Job Hazard Analysis & Control
  4. Training
  5. Medical Management
  6. Program Evaluation
  7. Records

Element 1: Management Leadership & Employee Involvement:

Management will:

Assign & communicate responsibilities for setting up and managing the ergonomics program. Managers and Employee(s) must know what is expected of them and how they are held accountable for meeting those responsibilities.
Provide those persons with the authority, resources, information and training necessary to meet their responsibilities.
Examine existing policies and practices to ensure they encourage reporting and do not discourage reporting.