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Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:484-6. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0200-484.

Evaluating the effectiveness of ergonomics application.

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  • 1University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. johnugbebor@yahoo.com

Abstract

The effectiveness of ergonomics application is achieved in the course of this research by reviewing ergonomics literature, Internet searches and case studies of a number of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD's) and other ergonomic related workplace incidence rate. The results of ergonomic intervention control measures such as engineering controls, administrative controls and personnel protective equipment were also studied. The findings in this paper may help to development model for analysing and solving ergonomic problems in the workplace. It concludes on the need for management to support ergonomics intervention programme for effective cost saving, litigation avoidance and better productivity.

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