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Document ID (ISN)77992
CIS number 02-112
ISBN(s) 0-660-18457-5
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Title Office ergonomics
Bibliographic information Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 4th ed., 2001. 109p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).
Abstract Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are among the most commonly occurring hazards in office work. They are the result of poorly-designed workstations and inadequate job design. Two common types of WMSD are muscular strain in the neck, shoulders and back due to prolonged sitting, and injury to joints and muscles due to excessive repetitive movements. The objective of this guide is to help develop an office ergonomics programme for the prevention of WMSDs. It is aimed at managers, supervisors, safety and health representatives, persons doing office work at home and occupational health and safety professionals. Contents: ergonomic hazards at the workplace; office ergonomics programmes: ergonomic regulations, standards and guidelines; sources of additional information. Document also available in French at CCOHS.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; Canada; training material; office work; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health personnel; equipment layout; home work; sitting posture; musculoskeletal diseases; safety guides; work design; safe working methods; repetitive strain injury; safety officers; training manuals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
OSH training