1 Ergonomic Hazard Identification
Ergonomics is the study of how a workplace, the equipment used and the work environment itself can best be designed for comfort, efficiency, safety and productivity. Often we can improve our levels of comfort and productivity with relatively simple changes.
Although ergonomics is a broad field, the main areas of concern for schools and employees will relate to:
- workstations (sitting and standing)
- equipment layout and operation
- thermal comfort
- manual handling
- psychological hazards (e.g. work pressure)
If an ergonomic issue is identified it should be reported to the principal or their delegate and/or the Health and Safety Representative (HSR).
Reviewed 28 January 2021