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What is ergonomics?




Ergonomics Risk Factors in Agriculture


Ergonomics Lecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo



Cal/OSHA ergonomics standard



Developing your ergonomics program

    Nearly all suggested ergonomics programs are built on five key elements:

  1. Management commitment and supervision
    • assign responsibility
    • develop a written plan
  2. Worksite analysis (problem recognition)
    • use work records analysis to identify problem areas
    • evaluate jobs in problem areas with checklist
    • focus on a few jobs with more detailed analysis
  3. Injury prevention or control
    • design and implement measures to address the ergonomic hazards identified
    • follow-up to determine the effectiveness of implemented controls
    • conduct periodic reviews
  4. Injury management
    • encourage employees with symptoms of discomfort to come forward
    • arrange for an injury management program accessible by employees
  5. Training and education
    • provide appropriate training and education to management
    • provide training and education to employees who perform jobs with identified risk factors


Ergonomics Programs in Agricultural Operations - a brief guide

Elements of Ergonomics Programs - A Primer

Ergonomics: Effective Workplace Practices and Programs Conference

AgSafe Coalition for Health and Safety in Agriculture

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Orchard specific

Other resources for industry

Tip Sheets

Tip Sheets 001-004 in Spanish

 

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