The term “ergonomic” is from the Greek words ergos (work) and nomos (law). Ergonomics translates to ‘laws of work.’
Ergonomics is all about fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the workforce.
Workplaces designed using ergonomic principles assure higher productivity, mitigation of illness and injury risks and increased satisfaction among the workforce.
When demands from the tasks carried out exceed the abilities of the worker, injuries start to occur. The principles of ergonomics, are to prevent this from happening.
There are various regulations that touches on ergonomics, with one of them being The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 that cover manual handling of objects.
Our ergonomics toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where there is repetitive work, manual handling, working in awkward positions and use of vibrating tools.
Items Covered in the Ergonomics Toolbox Talk
Our ergonomics toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Explanation of the term ergonomics and what it covers.
- The Hazards: The 5 common hazards associated with poor ergonomics in the workplace.
- Control Measures: Control measures that can be used to mitigate risks of poor ergonomics at work.
- The Law: List the regulations relevant to ergonomics at work.
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Ergonomics Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.