Ergonomics Policy

Last Updated: December 15, 2017
This page provides a brief description and links to relevant policy to help you develop an efficient ergonomics program.

DoD Policy

DoDI 6055.1External Link
DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program
Enclosure 6: DoD Ergonomics Program Requirements and Procedures



Army Policy

AR 40-5External Link
Preventive Medicine: This revision, dated 25 May 2007, redefines preventive medicine and preventive
medicine services and:

  • Implements DoDI 6055.1 policy and procedures for ergonomics.
  • Requires the addition of programs and services for ergonomics.


Army Guidance

 DA PAM 40-21External Link
Ergonomics Program: This revision, dated 15 August 2003:

  • Outlines the goals and requirements of an installation ergonomics program and addresses organizational involvement in preventing illnesses and injuries by eliminating or reducing occupational risk factors.
  • Discusses development of an ergonomics plan that focuses on the identification and control of improper workplace and work process design.


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