This assessment system can be helpful in quickly evaluating and prioritizing jobs and job tasks for potential ergonomic remediation. First, select the overall characteristic of the task which may need attention: Repetitive Motion/Awkward Posture, or Lifting. Complete the appropriate table, and push the corresponding "calculate" button to generate the subtotal. Then, go to the final table and enter the figure for ergonomic complaints/injuries. The Total Risk Score can be used to rank the ergonomic risks of a number of job tasks.
|Motion / Posture||Frequency||Force||Score|
|Weight of Load (Lb.)|
|Ergonomic Complaints/Injuries (Percent)|
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*Based on a system developed by Larry Wylie, CIH, of Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals.