This assignment is designed to provide an opportunity to demonstrate yourknowledge of the ergonomic assessment process. Specifically, you will beconducting an ergonomic assessment of a videotaped task and identifyingopportunities to improve the task using the concepts presented in your UnitIII–VII Lessons.
Click here toaccess the video. Please note that this video includes audio. You are required to develop a three-page written report, which must includeeach of the following elements:
1.A task description must address the work environment, work layout, tools,and equipment.
2.Include identification of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors (youmust include at least three riskfactors) with a brief description of therisk factors, and use one of the evaluation tools(e.g., rapid upper limb assessment [RULA],rapid entire body assessment [REBA], checklist,National Institute of Occupational Safety andHealth [NIOSH] lift equation) presentedin your Unit VII Lesson to evaluate the task. Acopy of your completed assessment tool must beincluded with your report.
3.Provide the potential for an MSD injury (quantification of risk). Note that, the exact weight of the logs and the total amount of time devoted to complete the task are unknown. If you have a need to use any information not provided, please make arbitrary choices, and provide the reason why this information might be important for the risk’s assessment.
4.A brief discussion of potential MSD injuries that could result fromexposure to the risk factors must beincluded.
5.Recommendations for controlling the risk factors associated with the taskusing the hierarchy of controls. Youmust include at least one of each of thecontrols—engineering control, administrativecontrol, and personal protective equipment(PPE).
You are encouraged to revisit the unit lesson for explanations of the tools,and below are copies of the tools and checklists. You may use one of theprovided checklists or research your own. You must include the completed toolwithin an appendix.
Lifting/Lowering Tasks ◾Click here to access the Washington Industrial Safety and HealthAct (WISHA) Lifting Equation. ◾Click here to access the NIOSH Lifting Equation.
Upper Body Posture ◾Click here to access the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment tool.
Entire Body Posture ◾Click here to access the Rapid Entire Body Assessment tool. ◾Click here to access the Body Map Questionnaire. ◾Click here to access the WISHA Caution Zone Checklist. ◾Click here to access the WISHA Hazard Zone Checklist.
Pushing/Pulling: Snook Tables ◾Click here to access the Snook tables.
Hand-Arm Vibration ◾Click here to access the Hand-Arm Vibration Calculator.
Your completed project must include a minimum of two outside sources, one ofwhich must be from the CSU Online Library. The three-page written report lengthrequirement excludes the title and references pages. You must also includeyour completed assessment tool in an appendix section of your report. You mayalso include graphics to illustrate your designrecommendations
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