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Ergonomics: effective workplace practices and programs, transcripts of presentations from the conference held January 8 and 9, 1997, Chicago Illinois.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1997 Jan; :1-573
NIOSHTIC No.
00240355
Abstract
The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum to share practical experience and workplace programs designed to reduce and prevent work related musculoskeletal disorders. Innovative and effective ergonomic programs that have been instituted to cut the rates of musculoskeletal disorders, reduce associated absenteeism, turnover, and lost time, save workers compensation costs, and improve productivity and product quality were explored. Presenters at the conference came from the areas of manufacturing, construction, apparel and textile, health aspects of successful programs, worksite analysis, resources and where to go for help, maritime, health care, training, product design, utilities, office, warehousing, mining, employee involvement, and program evaluation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Accident-prevention; Safety-measures; Physical-exercise; Physical-stress; Construction-industry; Textiles-industry; Marine-workers; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Health-care-personnel
Publication Date
19970109
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB98-125701
NTIS Price
A25
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
NIOSH and OSHA, 573 pages
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