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McMaster University

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the idea that the task is designed to suit the worker. Good ergonomic practice is to evaluate the task being performed and identify where repetitive motions or an awkward position could be eliminated.

  1. If you are experiencing discomfort while doing your job you should report this to your supervisor. You and your supervisor should complete a McMaster Injury/Incident Report and submit it to our office.
  2. If you are NOT experiencing discomfort and require a review of your workstation, complete an Ergonomics Request Form and submit it to your supervisor. The supervisor will contact our office to follow up with you.

Our office follows up with the employee and performs an ergonomic evaluation of the workstation according to the CSA Standard for this kind of work. The task, tools or the workstation are evaluated in relation to the employee. Hazards are identified and eliminated or controls are recommended.

The FHS Safety Office understands how ergonomics contributes to good workstation design. We offer information to employees to raise awareness of good ergonomics.

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