Ergonomics

Last Updated: December 15, 2017
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‚ÄčErgonomics is defined as fitting the workplace to the worker. A workplace includes not just our work areas but also our tools and equipment. Unless the workplace is fit to the worker, the worker is at an increased injury risk. Workplace injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or back strain are often associated with small, repeated traumas to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, bones) and the nervous system when the job does not match the worker's capabilities. These injuries, also called Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs), account for some of the largest costs in injury claims and lost work time in the DOD. The Ergonomics Program at APHC is dedicated to decreasing those costs and reducing worker pain and suffering.

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For specific information on what the Ergonomics program offers please visit our Organization page.

If you have a question or need ergonomics assistance please email us at Ask an Ergonomist.               
For contact information for the APHC (Provisional) Ergonomics Program, check out our contact page.

Ergonomic News:

 

Reaching and lifting with poor posture can cause WMSDs

Ergonomic Injuries (or WMSDs), Injury Risks, and Workplace Redesigns

An illustrated guide.

Office Ergonomics

How to ergonomically set up your office.

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Return On Investment

Ergonomics can save your program MONEY.

Sitting Too Much Is a Health Hazard

American College of Sports Medicine brochure on Reducing Sedentary Behaviors.

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Ergonomic Regulations and Policies

Army and DOD Regulations, Policies & Guidance on ergonomics.

 

Sit/Stand Workstation Research

Information for researchers on sit/stand workstations

Poster showing the ergonomically correct seating position for a computer workstation

Fact Sheets / Posters

Free one page Fact Sheets, printable Posters, and other ergonomics resources.

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Human System Integration / Health Hazard Assessments

HSI assessment methods used for HHAs.

On-line training

On-line Ergonomics Courses

Information about our on-line training.

Vibration

 Vibration

Injuries from excessive Whole Body & Hand Arm Vibration

Military Musculoskeletal Injuries

Military-specific WMSDs

Medical Assessments

Health Care Ergonomics

Reports, studies and assessments of military medical services.