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Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:2637-42. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0655-2637.

Implantation of an ergonomics administration system in a company: report of an occupational therapist specialist in ergonomics.

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Departament of Occupational Therapy, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Cidade Universitária, CEP: 58051-970 - João Pessoa, PB, Brazil. berlamm@hotmail.com

Abstract

This article aims to describe step-by-step the implementation of an ergonomics administration system in a company from March 2009 till March 2011 by an occupational therapist specialist in ergonomics based on the OSHAS 18001 guidelines and the Regulatory Norms 17 manual. The process began with the definition of five requisites with bases on the manual of application of the Regulatory Norms 17: survey; materials individual transportation and discharge; workplace furniture; workplace equipments; work environment and organization of the work to be managed with bases on the OSHAS 18001 guidelines. The following steps were established: sensitization of the company high administration, elaboration and institution of an ergonomics politics, development of ergonomics committees, ergonomics analysis of the work with recommendation of ergonomic improvements, implantation of improvements and evaluation or the results. This research experiment suggests the importance not only of a guiding axle but also of a professional qualification and participation of the company on the implementation of an ergonomics management system.

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22317119
DOI:
10.3233/WOR-2012-0655-2637
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