Ergonmic Checklists - Workplace Sensory Demands
- Does the task impose high visual demands?
- Is the illumination level adequate for the visual demands required?
- Is lighting met by general and/or local lighting?
- Is the visual contrast between workplace and surroundings as it should
- Is there any discomfort glare; is there any disability glare?
- Is color discrimination needed; are operators screened for visual
acuity, and what allowances are made for ageing?
- Are controls, instruments, equipment etc. in comfortable visual range
and adequately lit?
- Are warning lights correctly designed and located?
- To what extent are auditory signals used; are their characteristics
appropriate to the message conveyed?
- Does noise level permit adequate verbal communication if required
in the task?
- Is confusion possible because of auditory signals required for other
- Does the task require accurate tactical discrimination?
- Are all controls and tools recognized by touch, and are they positioned
- Does the task require a good sense of balance (with ladders), and
are these workers regularly screened, especially older workers?
- Does the task require accurate position movements or exact application
of muscular force?
- Does the task require a good sense of smell or taste; if so, has
any attempt been made to check the abilities of the operators?
- Have the effects of vibration, infrasound or ultrasound been thought
of seriously, both in the health and safety context and in terms of
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