1. In questions 1,2,and 3, you will be building a course project that will assess ergonomic risks and provide strategies to improve a workstation of your choice. Your final project will be a PowerPoint presentation due in question 3. During question 1, you will focus on the ergonomics-related hazard assessment.
Select a workstation that you are familiar with (preferably one that you work with regularly or have worked with previously). Perform an ergonomics hazard assessment on that workstation. What are the potential stressors of that workstation? What are the potential ergonomic risks and hazards? What type of injury could they cause? Explain each hazard in detail.
Your ergonomics hazard assessment should be a minimum of two pages in length. As part of your hazard assessment, you will include a minimum of two outside sources to support your findings. One source must be from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website.
2. In question 1, you began a course project in which you reviewed the risks associated with your workstation of choice. During this unit, you will build upon that project to identify whether or not your workstation is ergonomically sound and to determine how the safety can be improved. Start by documenting your findings and comparing them to the tables found in the textbook. Make a determination as to whether your space is ergonomically safe. Look specifically at the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and the Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA). Next, make suggestions for how it can be improved.
Finally, conduct research on ergonomics-related regulatory efforts and standards. Are there recommended safety standards or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations? What are they? Also, explain if you feel the safety standards are enough to keep employees safe or if more needs to be done.
Your assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length. All sources must be cited and referenced according to APA standards.
3. Power Point Presentation. In Units 1 and 2, you explained a workstation and identified whether or not you thought it was ergonomically safe. For this assignment, imagine that you are an organization’s safety professional and are explaining the issues you noted previously regarding the workstation. Additionally, you will include strategies for improving the safety of the employees, and you will make recommendations for what management can do to address the ergonomics issues specific to the organization.
Your PowerPoint presentation must be a minimum of 10 slides in length, not counting the title and reference slides.
All sources used must be cited and referenced according to APA standards.
Additionally, you will use the notes section to further explain your ideas and suggestions.