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Document ID (ISN)68959
CIS number 97-1018
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mansfield J.A., Armstrong T.J.
Title Library of Congress workplace ergonomics program
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.58, No.2, p.138-144. 5 ref.
Abstract An ergonomics programme to control the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and to improve worker comfort and efficiency at the Library of Congress is described. The programme involved a commitment by upper management, establishment of a coordinating committee, and development by the committee of a written plan that included health risk factor surveillance, interventions and training. Consultants provided training for committee members and engineering analysis to support job analysis and design. Details of programme activities and costs are provided. An evaluation of the programme one year after implementation highlighted areas for improvement.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; musculoskeletal diseases; safety programmes; libraries; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) USA; programme evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; workmen's compensation; ergonomic evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Safety programmes
Workplace health promotion