Environmental, Health and Safety Services

What are some common ergonomic risk factors?

Some common ergonomic risk factors include:

  • Forceful exertions--heavy or dull tools, loose gloves
  • Repetition--short cycle times, repeated motions
  • Awkward postures--back, hands, arms, or legs,
  • Mechanical stress--sharp edges on desks, tools, or seating
  • Environmental stress--cold, vibration