MSD Risk Factor Evaluation
Ergonomic checklists, biomechanical assessments and manual handling tables are examples used to evaluate risk factors associated with working activities.
These are used in conjunction with observation, interviews and other documentation or records, to confirm identified risk or severity. These tools also guide the user in identifying which risk factors should be controlled to eliminate or decrease the potential for risk.
The assessor begins an ergonomic assessment by outlining the physical demands, or abilities required to complete the work involved in a job task. Once risk factors have been evaluated to confirm their presence or severity among the physical demands, level of risk will be reduced by successful control of one of more or the present risk factors.