Ergonomic principles are used to examine the physical demands of a particular task or job role.
Task analysis also looks at how workers interact with their work environment, the equipment and any PPE used, and what particular parts of the body may become strained. It may also describe the psychological abilities required to perform a task safely and efficiently. Task analysis can be a useful tool to identify particular hazards and assist with injury prevention or provide detail to assist with injury management.
Ergonomic principles are used to analyse how an individual interacts with their workplace, their job tasks and the products they use.
This considers the employee’s posture, work habits, work speed, individual limitations, any repetitious movements and the working environment. Workplace assessments can be used as a preventative tool to ensure an environment or equipment is set up ergonomically. It may also be useful to provide recommendations to suit an individual following injury. CS Health performs ergonomic workplace assessments for different work settings; from open plan offices to complex underground environments.