Ergonomic Safety Checks

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Ergonomic Safety Checks

Training

1. Have all workers been trained in safe working postures?


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2. Have all workers been trained in safe lifting techniques?


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3. Have all workers been trained in use of ergonomic safety devices?


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Policies

1. Are all workers aware of the ergonomics policies?


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2. Are workers encouraged to report ergonomic symptoms?


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Supervision And Scheduling

1. Are workers advised to take breaks during their shifts to avoid spending too much time in one position?


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2. Are shift supervisors monitoring workers for ergonomic safety and postures?


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3. Are shift supervisors taking into account the time spent by workers in certain tasks or postures before allocating shifts to them?


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4. Are efforts being made to ensure that fatigue (due to the same working positions) is avoided when workers are allocated consecutive shifts?


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5. Is work scheduling planned so as to minimize excessive overtime that causes fatigue?


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6. Are there enough workers to safely cover individual workloads?


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7. Is adequate help available to all workers when lifting heavy materials?


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8. Can the tasks be completed without twisting or overly bending the lower back?


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9. Are all employees protected from glare and strain to the eyes?


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10. Can tasks be performed with relaxed necks and shoulders?


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11. Are workers comfortable and without any pressure concentration in any part of the body?


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12. Is all equipment adjusted, positioned, and arranged to minimize overall bodily strain?


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13. Are seating arrangements adjustable and arranged to minimize overall bodily strain?


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14. Are workstations set up in an ergonomically safe way?


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Surfaces For Walking And Working

1. Are all walking surfaces clean and dry?


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2. Are all working surfaces clean and dry?


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3. Are all walking and working surfaces clear and devoid of trash or other objects?


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4. Materials Handling


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5. Do containers, crates, etc have handles to help carry loads?


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6. Are aids like carts or dollies available for moving materials?


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7. Can carts be used on the site?


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8. Are all material deliveries optimally planned to ensure they are closest to where they will be used?


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9. Are materials stored such that they can be accessed without straining neck and shoulders?


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10. Are all materials / loads labelled accurately with their weights?


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Tools And Equipment

1. Are all tools in good condition?


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2. Are all tools well balanced and functioning as they are supposed to?


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3. Is vibration while using tools and equipment within safe limits and needs no corrective action?


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4. Are all tools equipped with the right handles?


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5. Are workers provided knee pads or cushions to help when working at floor level?


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6. When workers are required to stand during the entire shift, is any anti-fatigue matting provided?


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7. Can adjustable stools or seating arrangements be used to allow workers to rest?


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Seating

1. Are all seats well-designed, easily adjustable and comfortable?


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2. Are workers able to work without leaning forward to complete their work using heavy equipment?


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3. Is the vibration on the seating of heavy equipment minimal?


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