Ergonomic risk assessment of employee in the office
Keywords:Ergonomic Risk Assessment, Ergonomic, Working posture, Office
Office work has the nature of work that leads to an impact on health. The static working posture for many hours, physical inactivity, and an inappropriate working environment may put the employees at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Ergonomic risk assessment is the measure of the risk factors that may lead to musculoskeletal disorders in the employee's work environment, it is considered as the primary disease prevention. Currently, the use of office equipment such as working with computers with inappropriate ergonomic postures increased one of the risks of musculoskeletal disorders.
This article presents information related to ergonomic risk assessment, working posture in the office, ergonomic risk assessment tools, the example of research that applies ergonomics risk assessment tools for the office work, and the benefits of improving ergonomics in the office for the employees. The safety officer can use this information in conducting an ergonomic risk assessment and selecting the tools to assess and design the appropriate activity to achieve the safety environment in the office that will be minimize the risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders among employees.
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