that are relevant to job design. Ergonomic design is the application of this body of knowledge to the design of the workplace (i.e., work tasks, equipment, and environment) for safe and efficient use by workers. Good ergonomic design makes the most efficient use of worker capabilities while ensuring that job demands do not exceed those capabilities.
Health care professionals are persons educated and trained in the delivery of health care services that are operating within the scope of their license, registration, certification, or legally authorized practice when they are performing the medical Management requirements of this standard.
Job factors are workplace conditions and physical work activities that must be considered when conducting a job hazard analysis in order to determine whether WMSD hazards are present in a job. This standard covers the following job factors:
|THIS PROGRAM COVERS THESE JOB FACTORS||INCLUDING THESE COMPONENTS OF JOB FACTORS|
|Physical demands of the work tasks or job||• Force • Repetition • Work postures • Duration • Local contact stress|
|Workstation layout and space||• Work reaches • Work heights • Seating • Floor surfaces • Contact stress|
|Equipment used and objects handled||• Size and shape • Weight and weight distribution • Handles and grasp surfaces • Vibration|
|Environmental conditions||• Cold and heat • Glare (as related to awkward postures)|
|Work organization||• Work-recovery cycles • Work rate • Task variability|