October is Global or Occupational Ergonomics Month. So it’s a good time to assess how well your company addresses ergonomics-related hazards in the workplace. Injuries caused by hazards such as poor design, repetitive motion and excessive force or vibration account for a high percentage of all workplace injuries. In addition, the OHS laws across Canada either expressly or implicitly require employers to protect workers from ergonomics-related hazards.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Give this quiz, developed by WorkSafeBC, to workers and supervisors to see how well they understand ergonomics and related safety issues, such as fatigue. If workers and supervisors don’t do well on the quiz, consider giving them refresher training on identifying ergonomics-related hazards, the symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) and how to prevent MSIs.
Answers to the quiz: d, a, d, b, d