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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…
Codes of Practice (safety) are issued by Australian state and federal government agencies to advise employers and employees of acceptable ways of achieving compliance with occupational health and safety legislation….
Current Australian legislation and guidance: Australia-wide legislation: the Australasian Legal Information Institute or Lawlex are good. The Federal Register of Legislation site also has State and territorial legislation. Findlaw is a general resource on legal advice, finding…
The first sign of an injury is often an ache or pain. And at your workstation, there are many aches and pains which can be relieved by simply changing your…
Here are 14 tips for avoiding overuse strain injuries. Up to 50% of industrial injuries are thought to be attributed to cumulative trauma or overuse injury. These can range from…
Remote technologies and flexible working arrangements mean that more employees are working from home offices. But while the flexibility for employees is seen as a perk, as an employer, it’s…
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