The design and function of the workplace can have significant impacts on not just the comfort of the individual, but the potential for accidents and injury with significant impacts on overall performance and productivity.
Incorrect manual handling issues arise around activities that involve heavy manual labour, awkward postures and materials handling. Previous or existing injuries are also risk factors that can complicate an ergonomic analysis.
The consequences of exposure to vibration is also an area that is often poorly understood in the workplace. Occuhealth has extensive experience in determining the risks involved in both hand/arm vibration, occasioned through the use of power tools, and the whole body vibration experienced using vehicles over rough ground.
By employing a comprehensive ergonomic assessment, high-risk tasks are identified and practical solutions can be devised to avoid detrimental activities.