(3) Administrative Controls are procedures and methods, typically instituted by the employer, that significantly reduce daily exposure to WMSD hazards by altering the way in which work is performed.

Examples of administrative controls for WMSD hazards include:

Employee rotation

Job task enlargement

Adjustment of work pace (e.g., slower pace)

Redesign of work methods

Alternative tasks

Rest breaks

(4) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be used as an interim control, but will not be used as a permanent control where other controls are feasible. PPE used for this purpose will be provided it at no cost to Employee(s).

Continuing Control Process:

After implementation of feasible permanent controls, the possibility exists that WMSD may continue or re-occur. In these cases the following steps will be taken.

Promptly check out employee reports of signs and symptoms of WMSDs to determine whether medical Management is needed.
Promptly identify and analyze the WMSD hazards, and develop a plan for controlling them
Track progress in implementing the plan and measure success in eliminating or reducing WMSDs further; and
Continue to look for solutions for the problem job and implement feasible ones as soon as possible.

Element 4: Training:

Training will be provided to:

All Employee(s) in problem jobs, and all Employee(s) in similar jobs that have been identified as problem jobs;
Their supervisors; and
All persons involved in setting up and managing the ergonomics program.