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Ergonomics

Memo from FHSSO regarding working from home

Working from home resources

Ergonomics is the idea that the task is designed to suit the worker. Good ergonomic practice is to evaluate the task being performed and identify where repetitive motions or an awkward position could be eliminated.

Ergonomics training (ERGON) on Mosaic is mandatory for all workers and supervisors.

  1. It is expected that you have already completed the training above, have evaluated and adjusted your workstation with your supervisor according to RMM405, Appendix 1, and have implemented a routine of stretching and microbreaks throughout the day.
  2. If you are experiencing discomfort while doing your job you should report this to your supervisor. You and your supervisor should complete a McMaster Injury/Incident Report and submit it to our office.
  3. If you are NOT experiencing discomfort and still require a review of your workstation, complete an Ergonomics Assessment Request Form (page 9) and submit it to your supervisor. The supervisor will contact our office to follow up with you.

Our office follows up with the employee and performs an ergonomic evaluation of the workstation according to the CSA Standard for this kind of work. The task, tools or the workstation are evaluated in relation to the employee. Hazards are identified and eliminated or controls are recommended.

The FHS Safety Office understands how ergonomics contributes to good workstation design. We offer information to employees to raise awareness of good ergonomics.

Updated 8-Apr-2020

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