Form for Investigating Elbow, Forearm and Hand Injuries

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PRIMARY SOURCE

Before you use this tool, you should look at Ergonomics: What Are an Employer’s Legal Obligations? for more information.

BENEFITS

Employers have a duty to minimize ergonomic hazards in the workplace so workers don’t suffer injuries caused by poor design, repetitive motion and excessive force or vibration. When a worker suffers such an injury, you need to investigate to determine what caused or contributed to the injury and how the worker’s work process, equipment, tools, work station, etc. can be changed to avoid similar injuries in the future.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Use this form when investigating a worker’s elbow, forearm or hand injury to identify all ergonomics hazards that may have caused or contributed to the injury and take steps to properly address them.

OTHER RESOURCES:

HRSDC

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