Ergonomic Checklists - The Workplace
- Is the workspace adequate?
- Does the position of equipment, controls and workbench allow a satisfactory
posture and correct control by hand and foot?
- Does the worker have to stand for all or most of the time; alternatively,
must he or she remain seated for all the time?
- Is the provision for the worker to sit adequate in relation to the
- Is the height of the worktable satisfactory in relation to posture
and viewing distance; if posture is unsatisfactory is it due to the
construction of the machine, workbench, controls, or portable instruments?
- Is the surface of the workbench satisfactory in regard to hardness,
smoothness, color, and slope?
- To what extent are any foot controls required?
- Are pedals satisfactory in respect of position and size, and is special
allowance made if there are more than two for sitting postures or any
used for a significant time for standing postures?
- Are foot rests and/or supports for arms, hand, back, available if
required; do any of these restrict the safe and effective operation
of the task?
- Are the characteristics of the hand controls compatible with the
forces required to operate them (shape, size, surface) and are the
- If hand tools are used, are they the correct ones for the task; are
they adequately maintained, and are they accessible to the operator
in the most effective way?
- Are containers used; is their position, size and weight satisfactory?
- To what extent can the speed of the machine be adjusted according
to the skill and/or preference of the operator and how does this affect
- Is design and layout of the equipment satisfactory for repair and
- Are any of the considerations unsatisfactory so as to bring liability
under health and safety regulations; are recommendations as to operator
comfort and stress clearly distinguished?
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