Food Services

Ergonomics for Environmental Services – Food Services

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Food Services

Ergonomics in Action: A Guide to Best Practices for the Food-Processing(2003) from Cal-OSH

Publications from the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Health Care in British Columbia (OHSAH):

Report of Ergonomics Risk Assessment of Food Services and Laundry Services (2000) from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (East Division)

Resources from WorkSafeBC, Canada.

Working Safely In Health Care a Practical Guide (2007).  Ed – D. Fell Carlson. Thomson Delmar Learning.Chapter 3 discusses how to Perform Clinical Tasks Safely by applying ergonomics principles to prevent injuries.


Other Resources

Ergonomics Ideas Bank - A searchable collection of ideas, that may help you reduce exposure to awkward postures, high hand force, repetitive motions, lifting, vibration and other risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in your workplacefrom the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries.

Search the following professional association sites for 'Ergonomics' to view various articles and resources

NIOSH Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders resource page

The OSHA Hospital E-Tool Healthcare Module for Dietary This site contains some ideas for ergonomics as well as other common hazards that might be found in Dietary Services.

The OSHA Safety and Health Topics for Ergonomics.
This site contains links to resources related to common safety and health hazards that might be found in Environmental Services.

Analysis Tools for Ergonomists From Thomas E. Bernard, University of South Florida

Workplace Ergonomics Tools from Cornell University
Basic and advanced ergonomics analysis tools for evaluation of a wide variety of job tasks

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) Various ergonomics analysis methods 

L&I ergonomics evaluation tools