Sunday, March 15, 2009

ERGONOMICS PART 7


ERGONOMICS RISK FACTORS (ERF)

ERF arises due to poor design of the workstation and job. There are 7 ERFs found in the workplace namely
1. Force or Workload
2. Frequency of the job
3. Awkward posture during the job
4. Static position
5. Lack of Recovery
6. Contact stress
7. Vibration

Study done by NIOSH,US found that 3 Risk Factors above (1,2 &3) are consistently found in precipitating musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

2 comments:

Ramasamy Perumal said...

Dear Dr,
I am a medical assistant attached to a oil palm plantation at Kunak, Sabah.
I am also persuing NIOSH course on Occupational Safety & Health. Completing by this month. I am yet to sit for "green book exam".
However, after seeing your blog, i became very interested in your esteemed topic on S&H.

Thank you.

Ramasamy Perumal
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn. Bhd.
Kunak,
Sabah
Email: ramas_52@tm.net.my

Dr AINI BIN Hj. MURNI said...

Thank you Rama for your comment. I hope my blog will help you in understanding occupational health better.