Ergonomics Guides from Oregon OSHA

Two separate guides from Oregon OSHA on Ergonomics.  One is a full guide which reviews administrative, engineering, plus other controls.  Programs and specific examples are discussed.  The other is a full computer workstation ergonomics guide.  

Oregon has high detail in their programs.

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Ergonomics Guide – Computer Workstation

Ergonomics Guide

Something New – Ergonomics Toolbox Talks – Free

Toolbox talks can get repetitive and boring – so why not download these toolbox talks on ergonomics?

Go on – Download:

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Ergonomics – Keep Reach Close

Ergonomics – Manual Tools

Ergonomics – Move Materials with Assist 

Ergonomics – Positioning Ergonomics – Power Tools

Ergonomics in Construction

Free Construction Ergonomics Resources – Specific Industries, Positions, and Actions

An important listing of documents to help protect your employees – these are specific to body part, occupation, plus other tools to help keep your employees pain free.

A couple of the documents are reposts – but this compiles into a single location for ease of downloading.

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Construction Ergonomics – Back

Construction Ergonomics – Knees

Construction Ergonomics – Shoulders and Neck

Ergonomics for Concrete Hoses – Skidplates

Ergonomics Survival Guide – Carpenters and Framers

Ergonomics Survival Guide – Framers

Ergonomics Guide – Manual Material Handling – English

Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – English

Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – Spanish

Ergonomics Guide – Comprehensive

Free Video – Safe Lifting and Solutions – Watch or Download here

Short video that goes over lifting issues, plus various types of solutions.  Short, but good information.

To watch – simply press the play button.  To download – briefly start the video and look into the upper left hand corner.  There will be a down arrow and ‘share.’  click on this down arrow and the download button will be there.

Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – English and Spanish

Very interesting guide by CalOSHA on selecting non-powered tools and considering ergonomics. This guide includes handles, grip, motion, and a range of other factors.


Think hard about this guide – we focus on powered tools, vibration, torque, and other factors, but for using non-powered tools requires all manual power.  Think about assembling something from IKEA with standard screw drivers – then, multiply that by 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  Yes, that bad.


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Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – Spanish


Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – English