Ergonomically Correct Equipment Can Decrease the Risk for Work Station Injuries
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health

The attached Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides information that managers and workers at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities can use to improve comfort and decrease the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injuries, thereby improving productivity when working at or around a computer work station for long periods. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, 33 percent of all worker injury and illness cases were the result of MSDs. This OE-3 discusses Occupational Safety and Health Administration information and provides other resources with regard to how to ergonomically improve work stations. Elements of an effective ergonomic process/program are provided as well.

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