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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Comments to DOL (Department of Labor) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Ergonomic Safety and Health Management by R. W. Niemeier, August 24, 1993.


PB94151636

Publication Date 1993
Page Count 32
Abstract The testimony provided further comments on the three tiered hierarchy of controls outlined in the ergonomics program management guidelines published by OSHA in 1990 as an intervention strategy for the control of ergonomic hazards. Each of the three controls identified in that document, engineering/ergonomic controls, administrative controls, and the use of personal protective equipment, were described and discussed. The implementation of an ergonomic training program using the steps outlined in the OSHA voluntary training guidelines published in 1992 was described as well. Examples of ergonomic interventions in work situations involving the performance of repetitive tasks, force and/or mechanical stress or vibration exposure, or poor posture or psychosocial stresses were outlined. Tables describing the effectiveness of engineering controls designed to decrease exposure to ergonomic risk factors, control strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injuries, and the effectiveness of ergonomics training were presented.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Human factors engineering
  • Safety hazards
  • Administrative procedures
  • Working conditions
  • Protective equipment
  • Industrial training
  • Risk assessment
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Accident prevention
  • Vibration
  • Traumatic disorders
  • Stress(Psychology)
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199412
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Comments to DOL (Department of Labor) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Ergonomic Safety and Health Management by R. W. Niemeier, August 24, 1993.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Comments to DOL (Department of Labor) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Ergonomic Safety and Health Management by R. W. Niemeier, August 24, 1993.
PB94151636

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Human factors engineering
  • Safety hazards
  • Administrative procedures
  • Working conditions
  • Protective equipment
  • Industrial training
  • Risk assessment
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Accident prevention
  • Vibration
  • Traumatic disorders
  • Stress(Psychology)
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
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