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Ergonomics Survey

Ergonomics Surveys focus on the design of workstations, tools, equipment and work tasks in order to improve safety, efficiency and comfort. Our ergonomic surveys identify ergonomic risk factors, or non-conformance, and include possible recommendations to improve the ergonomical design of workstations, equipment and tasks.

Injuries resulting from the poor ergonomic design of workstations, tools, equipment and work tasks may affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and intravertebral discs and are often referred to as musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma disorders.

Every employer should have an Ergonomic Survey conducted at their premises as required in terms of Section 8(2)(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Section 11 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.