Ergonomics Guides – General, Construction, Service Industry – WorkSafeBC – FREE

I raided the vaults of the Canadians this time.  Great stuff.  Ergonomics materials for general and specific items, including the service industry, food service, hotels, etc.  Very interesting stuff.

Click links below for documents:

Back Talk – An Owners Manual for Backs

Does Your Back Hurt – A Guide to Preventing Low Back Pain

Ergonomics – Computer Workstations

Ergonomics – Dishwashers

Ergonomics – Handling Luggage

Ergonomics – Kitchen Staff

Ergonomics – Servers

Ergonomics Commentary – Back Belts

Ergonomics Commentary – PC Mouse

Ergonomics Commentary – Wrist Supports

Ergonomics for Custodial Staff – A Clean Sweep – French

Ergonomics for Custodial Staff – A Clean Sweep

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries – A guide for employers and joint committees

Pushing Pulling Carrying – Evaluation Sheet

Understanding the risks of musculoskeletal injuries – An educational guide for workers

Free Ergonomics App!

From Oregon OSHA – about as easy as can be used.  Takes into account starting position, repetition, amount of time per day, twisting.  Laughably easy, anyone can use this one.

Download now!

Click link below for directions to app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safe-lifting-calculator/id794013425 – From your computer.

https://appsto.re/us/X76uV.i – From your iDevice

Ergonomics – Caution/Hazard Zone from Washington OSHA

An innovative method of performing an ergonomic analysis.  Each task has a small photo so the person who is doing the analysis understands what the issue is.  Also accounts for repetition, posture, time, etc.  The forms are divided between ‘Caution Zone’ and ‘Hazard Zone.’  Even the novice can use these effectively.  Great program.

Both Word format, and PDF.  Download now.  Do it.

Click links below for documents:

Caution Zone Checklist

Caution Zones Checklist – Word

Hazard Zone Checklist – Word

Hazard Zone Checklist

Free Safety E-Books – Download Here

The safety book written in the United Kingdom that I posted last week was very popular, so I did my research and found more.  All good, all detailed.

These are great books, but remember, if you are not in the United Kingdom, various legal references may not apply.

Click links below for books:

A Guide to Measuraing Health and Safety

Involving Your Workforce in Health and Safety

Managing Shift Work Safety

Successful Health and Safety Management

Free NIOSH Lifting Equation App

Very nice app for your iPhone that has the NIOSH Lifting Equation built in.  Clear, easy to use (assuming you are familiar with the NIOSH Lifting Equation).

Link if looking on a computer:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/liftright/id566648977?mt=8

Link if looking on your i-Device:  https://appsto.re/us/rcMXH.i