OSHA defines Ergonomics as “the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Effective and successful "fits" assure high productivity, avoidance of illness and injury risks, and increased satisfaction among the workforce”.
Common examples of ergonomic risk factors are found in jobs requiring repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertions of the hands; frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects; and prolonged awkward postures.
Vibration and cold may add risk. Jobs or working conditions presenting multiple risk factors have a higher probability of causing a problem for the employee. The level of risk depends on the intensity, frequency and duration of exposure to these conditions. Environmental work conditions affecting risk include: intensity, frequency and duration of activities. Pacific takes ergonomics into consideration when providing solutions.
Contact Pacific for more information on how we can address current or potential challenges and provide the best ergonomic product solution.