Ergonomics at Clark

Ergonomics is the practice of adapting a job to the individual so work can be performed without harmful strain or injury. Reducing or eliminating the risk factors that cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) is the major goal of an effective program. As with other health and safety programs, ergonomics:

In addition to reducing the pain and suffering, a preventive program reduces the institutional costs associated with WMSDs.

Instructions

Below are some instructions to assist with self-evaluation and correction of possibly harmful situations:

Lifting and Material Handling

Ergonomic Bulletins/Checklists

 

For information or to request an ergonomic consultation, contact Rebecca Benson in Environmental Health and Safety.