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1. Ergonomics Resources Guide for Various Industries
Each year approximately 30 percent of the work-related injuries/illnesses are associated with ergonomic deficiencies, making them one of the most prevalent and costly injuries in many industries. Fortunately, a number of industry-specific publications, guidelines and case studies are available that provide ideas for improving ergonomics and reducing the potential for work-related musculoskeletal disorders
2. Office Ergonomics – Practical Solutions for a Safer Workplace
This 73-page PDF file from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is a comprehensive overview of office ergonomics and workplace musculoskeletal disorders. It also includes a few helpful case studies to help you see office ergonomics in action.
3.Ergonomics: Essential Component of Organizational Psychology
As startups, and business-people in general, one of our greatest assets is our staff. It is our responsibility to care for their health, well-being, and happiness. Industrial and organizational psychology, I-O Psychology, can further that goal.
4. Ergonomics: Starting a Program
An effective ergonomics program can prevent a lot of those small and large workplace injuries that can be so painful (and debilitating) for employees and expensive for employers.
5. A Step-by-Step Guide to the WISHA Lifting Calculator
The WISHA Lifting Calculator is a great ergonomic evaluation tool for manual material handling tasks. Developed by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, this lifting calculator is very simple in design and application.