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You may choose to consider the following, ergonomic program examples and
A Primer Based on Workplace Evaluations of Musculoskeletal Disorders. US Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-117, (1997). Describes the basic elements of a workplace program aimed at
preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. It includes a
"toolbox," which is a collection of techniques, methods, reference
materials, and sources for other information that can help in program development.
- Ergonomic Programs that Work. OSHA Video. Provides information on evaluating ergonomic programs.
- Elements of a Successful Ergonomics Program in a Research Laboratory.
American Industrial Hygienists Association (AIHA),
(2000). Links to various PowerPoint Presentations.
Participatory Ergonomic Interventions in Meatpacking Plants. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Publication No. 94–124, (1994). Describes in-depth reports of intervention projects to reduce
ergonomic hazards at three meatpacking plants.
Sector Ergonomics Programs Yield Positive Results [2 MB PDF, 141 pages]. GAO Report (1997, August).
- Ergonomic Interventions for the Soft Drink Beverage Delivery Industry. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Publication 96–109, (1996). Describes a NIOSH ergonomic study that was designed to
investigate, identify, and reduce risk factors that may cause
musculoskeletal disease in the soft drink beverage delivery industry.
Ergonomics: Effective Workplace Practices and Programs. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
(1997). Transcripts of presentations from the 1997 Chicago Conference sponsored by NIOSH and
OSHA. At the conference, over 1,000 attendees shared practical experiences
in all aspects of workplace ergonomics programs. Dozens of presenters
described real-world efforts aimed at preventing work-related
musculoskeletal disorders. Each conference session focused on a specific
industry or an important ergonomics program element.
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