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Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors
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Between 1999 and 2002, more than 30 percent of all employee compensation claims from the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) were related to ergonomics. This amounted to more than $10 million in claims in just four years.

This *eTool describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards. This eTool is a product of the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance. For a general discussion of ergonomic solutions, visit the OSHA Ergonomics page.


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Materials Handling
Installation & Repair
Prefabrication
Supplemental Info.

Workers' Rights

Workers have the right to:

  • Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
  • Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA's rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
  • Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.

For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.

How to Contact OSHA

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.


*eTools are web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They use graphical menus as well as expert system modules. As indicated in the disclaimer, eTools create no new OSHA requirements.


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