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Conducting an ergonomic risk assessment is a basic part of the ergonomic (relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment) process.


Your ergonomic improvement efforts will not work without being able to properly assess jobs and tasks in your workplace for musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors. For this, you should take occupational health care in Selangor.


Ergonomics Risk Assessment

Here’s a simple example of the checklist:?


  • Have any shop workers been previously diagnosed with any of the following CTD's: Carpal tunnel, Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis, De Quervain's disease, Trigger Finger, White finger, Hand Arm Segmental Vibration Syndrome, Muscle strains, or Back ailments?

  • Have there been any worker complaints concerning ergonomic issues?

  • Do employees perform high repetition tasks? (100 reps/hour to 2000 per/day)

  • Do the employee's routine tasks require repeated heavy lifting? (>9kgs) or occasional heavy lifting (>22kgs)

  • Are employees using awkwardly designed tools, which cause the worker to operate the tool outside of a neutral position for an extended period of time? (> 1 hour)

  • Do employees perform tasks with an awkward head or neck position for an extended period of time? (1 to 3 hours)

  • Do employees perform tasks that require awkward back angles to be held for extended periods of time (2 to 3 hours)? i.e...hunching, bending, or squatting

  • Do employees perform tasks with an awkward elbow angle for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Do employees perform tasks with an awkward elbow abduction angle for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Do employees perform tasks with an awkward wrist flexion angle for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Do employees perform tasks with an awkward wrist extension angle for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Do employees perform tasks with an awkward back/hip flexion angle for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application

  • Do employees perform tasks with an extreme reaching distance for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Do employees perform tasks with an odd work station height (either standing or sitting) for an extended period of time (1-3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Are high impact tools used routinely? i.e., riveters, bucking bars, or impact wrenche

  • Are high vibration producing tools used routinely? i.e., die grinders, sanders, weed eaters

  • Do employees perform tasks at an extreme height (high or low) for an extended period of time (1 to 3 hours) or with extreme force application?

  • Are there any other areas of concern either from your observations or employee complaints?


High Risk:


If you answered Yes to #1 (and the shop has done nothing to fix it), if Yes to #2 or 3 and two other Yes's in #'s 4 through 15, or if Yes to six or more in #'s 4 through 15.


Medium Risk:


If you answered Yes to #1 (and the shop has made changes), if Yes to #2 or 3 and one other Yes in #'s 4 through 15, or if Yes to three to five in #'s 4 through 15.


Low Risk:


If no Yes's in #'s 1, 2, or 3 and less than 3 Yes's in #'s 4 through 15.

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