A substantial number of American workers may be at risk of developing some type of ergonomic disorder due to their exposure to ergonomic hazards in the workplace. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of occupational ergonomic disorders reported, including cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) and other work-related disorders due to ergonomics hazards. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer. This standard practice instruction establishes uniform requirements to ensure that ergonomic controls and procedures within this company are implemented, evaluated, and that the proper hazard information is transmitted to all affected workers.
The following course outline is designed to make employees aware of the causes of CTDs and the hazards associated with everyday task performed at their workplace, which can contribute to CTDs.
NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a workplace evaluation and program review in an effort to help maintain compliance with this regulation. This segment of the OSHA requirement can be easily documented by the employer and is not included in this proposal but will be mentioned in training.