Week 2: National Safety Month
Protecting Workers from Ergonomic Injuries
Protecting Workers from Ergonomic Injuries

Ergonomics is 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. Although the scope of ergonomics is much broader, the term here refers to assessing those work-related factors that may pose a risk of musculoskeletal disorders and recommendations to alleviate them.

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 to these work conditions. Jobs or working conditions presenting multiple risk factors will have a higher probability of causing a musculoskeletal problem. The level of risk depends on the intensity, frequency, and duration of the exposure to these conditions. Environmental work conditions that affect risk include intensity, frequency and duration of activities.

The best way to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders is to use the principles of ergonomics to redesign tools, equipment, materials or work processes. Simple changes can make a big difference. Using ergonomic ideas to improve tools, equipment, and jobs reduces workers’ contact with those factors that can result in injury.

740 Ergodyne Proflex Fire & Rescue Rope Gloves

740 Ergodyne Proflex Fire & Rescue Rope Gloves
• Double-reinforced, EVA-padded rope zone with rope channel
• Double-needle Kevlar stitching
• Double layer Amara palm and fingers
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• EVA knuckle pad

Value Contoured Hard Cap Knee Pad

Value Contoured Hard Cap Knee Pad
• Ideal for most surfaces. Abrasion resistant and great for pivoting
• EVA foam padding provides support and protection
• PE plastic hard cap
• Durable polyester and tricot fabrics
• Adjustable hook & loop closure

ProFlex® 100 Economy Back Support
• Economical spandex body
• Adjustable, detachable suspenders
• Non-conductive polypropylene stays
• Stretchable bias binding with zig-zag stitching
• 280D spandex body material
• Rubber track webbing

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