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When an employee is returning to work after an injury, it is important that the injured worker returns safely to work, without feeling pressured to do so prematurely. It is…
A recent worldwide study led by the University of Sydney has proven that lower back pain is the most commonly recorded of workplace injuries, ranking higher than any other condition…
Australian employers are required by law to provide their employees, contractors and those who visit their facilities with a safe and healthy workplace. Ensuring that your business complies with these…
Most musculoskeletal or movement system disorders (MSD) are the result of a PREVENTABLE imbalance that affects the muscles, tendons, and nerves (the soft tissues) of our movement system. Each day…
Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Most people have heard of ergonomics and think it…
Nearly every time we meet new people we are asked the question: what do ergonomists do? It is the ergonomist’s role is to study all aspects of the working situation…
Do you need to know how to use the revised NIOSH Equation to reduce manual lifting and lowering stress? The NIOSH lifting equation tool was developed to assess and evaluate the…
On 1 July 2005, the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 came into effect. The reforms to the Act are aimed to make WorkSafe a more constructive, accountable, transparent and effective…
Ergonomics professionals and human factors specialists are governed by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc (HFESA). Its purpose is to promote the principles and practice of ergonomics…
Resources listed on this page will be generally useful to people examining ergonomics problems.  People who have responsibility for safety, and for applying ergonomic solutions, will also benefit. Victorian Code…
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