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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS
Hazard: Inappropriate work table height may cause unnecessary stress to worker's back, shoulder and neck while performing a task at the wrong height. Most work should be performed at about elbow height.
Solution: "Adjustable" workstations do not have to be expensive (see photo). However, wood blocks should be secured to each other and to the table legs to prevent table from becoming unstable.
- Page last reviewed: May 22, 2012 (archived document)
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Applied Research and Technology