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Ergonomic Risk Factors


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Risk Management, Portland, OR                                  07/01/2013


Ergonomic risk factors which may cause excess fatigue, injury or illness include:

  • Movements and postures of whole body during tasks
  • Repetitiveness of a task
  • Work pace or speed
  • Energy used while performing a task over a given period of time
  • Amount of physical strength required for a task
  • Design and use of tools
  • Relationship between the worker, equipment and workstation
  • The design and layout of the work area
  • The physical and mental effects on the worker of noise, lighting and other environmental factors.