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Advantages of Ergonomics Ergonomics is the science of how a person interacts with their work and their work environment.

The purpose of Ergonomics is to keep the worker safe, comfortable, and productive.

Ergonomics can be applied to everything you do, whether you're working construction or planting your garden.

Industry-specific ergonomic information


Lifting calculator app 12/26/12

Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers 8/19/05

Construction Ergonomics - Protect Your Back and Your Future 10/19/09

Construction Ergonomics - Protect Your Shoulders and Your Neck and Your Future 10/19/09

Construction Ergonomics: Protect Your Knees and Your Future 5/3/10

Easy ergonomics: a practical approach for improving the workplace 8/19/05

Evaluating Your Computer Workstation 1/7/09

Protect your back and your future (poster) 3/5/14

Understanding, recognizing, and solving ergonomic hazards in long-term care: a hands-on training for safety committees 3/20/09

Fact Sheets/Hazard Alerts/Technical Notes

Fact Sheet: Sit-stand workstations 6/11/14

Checklists and Fill-in Forms

Ergonomics: computer workstations checklist

Ergonomics: general checklist


Education and training

Online Courses / Current Workshops

All Class Materials

Ergonomics Class Materials

Ergonomics for Everyone Printable Online Course Material

Ergonomics for Everyone Workbook

Ergonomics for Everyone Instructor Guide

PESO: Bilingual training for employers with Hispanic workers

Additional training resources

Ergonomics for Everyone online training course

Safe patient handling training program - developed from a Federal OSHA grant program

Tools and resources

Computer Ergonomics for Elementary School

Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services

Lifting calculator app

Safe Patient Handling in Health Care instruction program

Safe Patient Handling Pays Advisor

Safe Patient Handling Power Point

Safe Resident Handling Guide

Technical Manual, Sec. 7, Ch. 1: Back Disorders and Injuries

The Advantags of Ergonomics

Video/DVD Library

Look for Ergonomics videos on our Resource Center Website

Streaming or download video

Related information

Construction Ergonomics Coalition Advisory Committee

Ergonomics information on the web

Oregon Coalition for HealthCare Ergonomics

Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers

USDOL Sprains and Strains in Construction/Laying Stone


Industry-specific ergonomic information available from Oregon OSHA and other web sites


Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers Web site link
NIOSH Publication No. 2001-111:

Soluciones Simples: Ergonomía Para Trabajadores Agrícolas Web site link
NIOSH Publication No. 2001-111sp:


Oregon OSHA:
Construction ergonomics PowerPoint file

NIOSH Publication No. 2004-164:
Easy Ergonomics: A Guide to Selecting Non-Powered Hand Tools Web site link

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Ergonomics Demonstration Projects in Carpentry, Laborers, Rebar and Concrete Finishing PDF file

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Wallboard Installation and FinishingPDF file

Construction Solutions
The Center for Construction Research and Training Web site link

Oregon OSHA
Ergonomic tip sheet for concrete laborers PDF file

Oregon OSHA
Ergonomics for women in the construction trades PowerPoint file

Oregon OSHA
How to improve material handling on site Word file

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Masonry construction PDF file

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Mechanical shop contractors PDF file

Oregon OSHA
Questions to ask during pre-job planning Word file

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Residential construction PDF file

CCOHS - OSH Answers:
Shovelling tips Web site link

EWU Physical Therapy
Two mason lift techniques YouTube Web siteVideo

Oregon OSHA
Ergonomic improvements a contractor can make right now for little or no cost Word file

CAL OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide:
Carpenters and Framers PDF file

CAL OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide:
Electricians PDF file

CAL OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide:
Laborers PDF file

Whole body vibration information

European Community Directive 2002/44/EC Web site link
Vibration exposure guidelines

Hand-arm vibration information

Health effect of hand-arm vibration Web site link
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

European Community Directive 2002/44/EC PDF file
Vibration exposure guidelines


Health care

Oregon Coalition for HealthCare Ergonomics Web site link

Oregon OSHA
Best practices for nursing homes PDF file
A Guide to Developing a Safe Resident Handling Program Web site link

OSHA Safety & Health Topic:
Ergonomics guidelines for nursing homes Web site link

US Veterans Affairs
Safe Patient Handling and Movement Web site link

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Skilled nursing facilities PDF file

Wood products

WISHA Demonstration Project:
Lumber handling in sawmills PDF file

From Oregon OSHA PDF file

Banding coil handling

Paper wrap operator

Planing mill hula saw operator

Plywood putty patch line

Rail car loading

Sander smoothing bars

Sawmill chop saw/debarker control room

Sawmill circular blade handling

Sawmill log scaling

Sawmill trim saw feeder operator

Government agencies

Canadian Center For Occupational Safety And Health Web site link

National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health Web site link

Occupational Safety And Health Administration Web site link

Washington Department Of Department Of Occupational Safety And Health Web site link

Worksite redesign

Oregon OSHA
Worksite redesign program Web site link